Chushingura, the Treasury of Loyal Retainers: A Puppet Play - Act Three Summary & Analysis

Takeda Izumo
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Act Three Summary

To celebrate the temple's consecration, lords both minor and great gather at the newly built palace of Tadayoshi. Moronao, seeming the very image of arrogance, arrives with retainer Sagisaka Bannai in tow. Master and retainer unabashedly discuss how Moronao might subvert the will of the chaste Kaoyo when they are summoned to speak to Hanzo. Suspecting a trick, the two men prepare to fight.

Honzo, speaking diplomatically, praises Moronao on his master's behalf, offering up a large assortment of gifts and treasures. Moronao, stunned by the gesture, adopts more conciliatory tones. He expresses his gratitude, much to Honzo's chagrin, by insisting upon Honzo's company during the proceedings.

Lord Enya Hangan Takasada arrives with retainer Kampei, embarrassed to be running late. Kampei, spotting his young wife Okaru just outside the gate, pauses to speak to her. Okaru delivers to Kampei a letterbox...

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