Chushingura, the Treasury of Loyal Retainers: A Puppet Play Setting & Symbolism

Takeda Izumo
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Yoshisada's Helmet

Yoshisada's helmet is the headgear once worn by the shogun Yoshisada. It is identified by the smell of Ranjatai incense.

Ranjatai Incense

Ranjatai incense is made from a rare, expensive Chinese herb.

Inchiriki Teahouse

The Inchiriki teahouse is where Yuranosuke plays at being a debauchee to trick Moronao into believing him no longer a threat.

Moronao's Mansion

Moronao's mansion is the home of the Kamakura governor. It is also the final location of the play, where the league finally exacts its revenge against the lord of Musashi.

Bamboo Bow

The bamboo bow, an invention of Yuranosuke, is a device capable of destroying reinforced shutters. When the bow string is cut, the bamboo exerts considerable force as it returns to its normal shape.

Lord Hangan's Dagger

Lord Hangan's dagger is the weapon that Lord Hangan used to commit seppuku. Later Yuranosuke would use it decapitate Moronao.

The League Contract

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