Chushingura, the Treasury of Loyal Retainers: A Puppet Play Characters

Takeda Izumo
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Yuranosuke

Obashi Yuranosuke is a paragon of samurai loyalty, placing duty ahead of self. To uphold his vow of vengeance, Yuranosuke lulls Moronao into a false sense of security by presenting himself as dissipated and immoral. The implication is that, since Moronao is himself immoral, he is willing to believe that immorality grows in others. Unlike, Moronao, however, who glories in his debauchery, Yuranosuke suffers. As a true samurai, it is an anathema for Yuranosuke to allow his sword to go to rust. He endures this injustice, however, to see that higher justice is done.

Until Rikiya shows up with Kaoyo's letter, it isn't obvious that Yuranosuke is acting. Yuranosuke behaves foolishly and, at times, humorously. Even his friends and former colleagues are convinced that Yuranosuke is beyond redemption. The charade reaches a crescendo as Kudayu offers Yuranosuke a bite of octopus, reminding Yuranosuke that tomorrow is the anniversary...

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