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Genre: Chūshingura (忠臣蔵 - 47 rōnin)

Alternate names:
47 Rōnin

Lifetime: 1701 - 1703

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Chūshingura (忠臣蔵?) is the title given to fictionalized accounts in Japanese literature, theatre, and film that relate the historical incident involving the Forty-seven Rōnin and their mission to avenge the death of their master, Asano Naganori. Including the early Kanadehon Chūshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵?), the story has been told in kabuki, bunraku, stage plays, films, novels, television shows and other media. With ten different television productions in the years 1997–2007 alone, Chūshingura ranks among the most familiar of all historical stories in Japan.