Told over and over again, and passing from generations to generations for centuries, the story of the 47 Ronin illustrates the heart and soul of the Japanese society.
In its long and tumultuous history, Japan had many epic stories of love, tragedy and vengeance, but the story of the 47 Ronin stands out as the favorite one.
Their story is the purest expression of Bushido and represents the essence of the Samurai Spirit, demonstrating duty, loyalty, and the powerful bond that existed between a retainer and his master. These values that embodies the Samurai ideals or Samurai Spirit, strikes close to the heart of the Japanese people.
The Tale of the 47 Ronin of Ako will never be forgotten, and like some Japanese people say: ...to know the story of the 47 Ronin is to know Japan."