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

Takeda Izumo
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Act Seven Summary

Kudayu and Bannai arrive at a teahouse to investigate Yuranosuke's rumored descent into debauchery. As they ascend the stairs to their room, they hear Yuranosuke's drunken cries. Moments later, Jutaro, Kitahachi and Yagoro, intent on performing an investigation of their own, find Yuranosuke a drunken mess.

The three samurai threaten to sober Yuranosuke by force. Heiemon, Okaru's brother, suddenly appears to beg leniency from the three warriors. Heiemon explains that even though he was a lowly courier in Lord Hangan's service, he hopes to join the growing league against Moronao. Yuranosuke denies knowledge of any such league. Heiemon doesn't accept the answer. He still insists on joining the league.

Convinced that Yuranosuke is lost, the three samurai resolve to slay him. Once more, Heiemon intercedes, begging that they wait until Yuranosuke has sobered up. The samurai finally relent, allowing themselves to...

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