Akō Domain

Akō Castle in the city of Akō

Domain in feudal Japan.

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Akō Castle in the city of Akō

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Asano Naganori

Asano Naganori

Asano Naganori
Ukiyo-e depicting the assault by Asano Naganori on Kira Yoshinaka in the Matsu no Ōrōka of Edo Castle
Monument at the location of the Corridor of the Pines at the Tokyo Imperial Palace (formerly Edo Castle)
Grave of Asano Naganori at Sengaku-ji

Asano Naganori (浅野 長矩) was the daimyō of the Akō Domain in Japan (1675–1701).

"Revenge of the Loyal Samurai of Akō" by Yasuda Raishū (ja) (Homma Museum of Art), with iconography borrowed from the Adoration of the Shepherds

Forty-seven rōnin

Historical 18th-century event in Japan in which a band of rōnin (lordless samurai) avenged the death of their master.

Historical 18th-century event in Japan in which a band of rōnin (lordless samurai) avenged the death of their master.

"Revenge of the Loyal Samurai of Akō" by Yasuda Raishū (ja) (Homma Museum of Art), with iconography borrowed from the Adoration of the Shepherds
Ukiyo-e print depicting Asano Naganori's assault on Kira Yoshinaka in the Matsu no Ōrōka of Edo Castle
Memorial stone marking the site of the Matsu no Ōrōka (Great Corridor of Pines) in Edo Castle, where Asano attacked Kira
Two of the rōnin: Horibe Yahei and his adopted son, Horibe Yasubei. Yasubei is holding an ōtsuchi.
Modern day reenactment of a samurai armed for the attack
The rōnin attack the principal gate of Kira's mansion
The rōnin, on their way back to Sengaku-ji, are halted in the street, and invited in for rest and refreshment.
Graves of the forty-seven rōnin at Sengaku-ji
Part of the Remains of Former Kira Residence, currently Honjo Matsuzaka-cho Park
Painting of Ōishi Yoshio committing seppuku
Memorial to the unswerving loyalty of Ōishi Yoshio and the others, at the site where they died
Incense burns at the graves of the forty-seven rōnin at Sengaku-ji
Entrance to Sengaku Temple
Woodcut by Kunisada depicting the attack (early 1800s)
Postcard depicting the attack, early 1920s

In 1701, two daimyō, Asano Takumi-no-Kami Naganori, the young daimyō of the Akō Domain (a small fiefdom in western Honshū), and Lord Kamei Korechika of the Tsuwano Domain, were ordered to arrange a fitting reception for the envoys of Emperor Higashiyama at Edo Castle, during their sankin-kōtai service to the shōgun.

Akō, Hyōgo

City located in southwestern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

City located in southwestern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

Main street in Sakoshi
Remnants of Akō Castle
Akō Chūshingura Festival on December 14, 2009

During the Edo period, Akō was a capital of Akō han.

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Harima Province highlighted

Harima Province

Province of Japan in the part of Honshū that is the southwestern part of present-day Hyōgo Prefecture.

Province of Japan in the part of Honshū that is the southwestern part of present-day Hyōgo Prefecture.

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Harima Province highlighted

During the Edo period of Japanese history, the Akō Domain (fief) was part of Harima.

Asano clan

Japanese samurai clan that descended from the Minamoto clan, and the Emperor Seiwa (850-881), the 56th Emperor of Japan.

Japanese samurai clan that descended from the Minamoto clan, and the Emperor Seiwa (850-881), the 56th Emperor of Japan.

Asano Nagamasa (1546–1611)
Asano Yoshinaga (1576–1613), 1st son of Asano Nagamasa
Asano Nagaakira, first Asano daimyō of Hiroshima.
Asano Nagakoto, last daimyō of Hiroshima.
Ukiyo-e depicting the assault of Asano Naganori on Kira Yoshinaka in the Matsu no Ōrōka of Edo Castle

The Main Lineage (sōke, 宗家) were Lords (daimyō) of the Hiroshima Domain in Aki Province and another famous branch family were Lords of the Akō Domain in Harima Province associated with the story of the Forty-seven rōnin.

Asano Naganao

Asano Naganao

Asano Naganao

Asano Naganao (浅野 長直) was a Japanese daimyō of the Edo period, who ruled the Akō Domain.

Map of the territories of the Sengoku daimyos around the first year of the Genki era (1570 AD).

Nagai Naohiro

Map of the territories of the Sengoku daimyos around the first year of the Genki era (1570 AD).

Nagai Naohiro (永井 直敬) was a Japanese daimyō of the Edo period, who ruled the Akō Domain following its confiscation from Asano Naganori.

Map of the territories of the Sengoku daimyos around the first year of the Genki era (1570 AD).

Asano Nagatomo

Map of the territories of the Sengoku daimyos around the first year of the Genki era (1570 AD).

Asano Nagatomo (浅野 長友) was a Japanese daimyō of the Edo period, who ruled the Akō Domain.

Ikeda Teruoki

Ikeda Teruoki

Ikeda Teruoki

Ikeda Teruoki (池田 輝興) was a Japanese daimyō of the Edo period, who ruled the Akō Domain.

Map of the territories of the Sengoku daimyos around the first year of the Genki era (1570 AD).

Mori Naganao

Map of the territories of the Sengoku daimyos around the first year of the Genki era (1570 AD).

Mori Naganao (森 長直) was a Japanese daimyō of the mid-Edo period, who ruled the domain of Nishi-Ebara before being transferred to Akō.