Jennifer Bassett : 47 Ronin -A Samurai Story from Japan
Whwn Lord Asano drew his sword on Lord Kira one spring day in 1701, it began a story that is now a national legend in Japan. Lord Kira lived, but Lord Asano, and after his death, his samurai became ronin, samurai without a master. And so began their long plan for revenge on Lord Kira. Their loyalty to their dead master made therm famous, and people in Japan remember them to this day.