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

Takeda Izumo
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Act Five Summary

Much time has passed. Kampei, now impoverished, hunts for food outside the town of Yamazaki. Through the pounding rain he spots a fellow samurai traveling the nearby road. He hails the man, requesting a light for his dampened rifle fuse. The man initially takes him for a highwayman, but Kampei quells the man's fear by allowing the man to hold his rifle while he relights the fuse. The man finally recognizes Kampei. Kampei, in return, recognizes the man as comrade-in-arms Senzaki Yagoro.

Seeing one another again, the two warriors are overcome by bitter memories. Kampei confesses shame over his insubordination on the day of Lord Hangan's crime. Crying now, Kampei begs to take part in the rumored plan of revenge against Moronao. Yagoro denies the rumor, instead suggesting that he and Goemon are raising money to create a monument for Lord...

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