Today, you can find the graves of the brave 47 ronin and Lord Asano at Sengakuji Temple (泉岳寺) a Sōtō Zen Buddhist temple located in the Takanawa neighbourhood of Minato-ku, Tokyo. Every year on December 14th the temple holds a festival commemorating the famous event.

Today, you can find the graves of the brave 47 ronin and Lord Asano at Sengakuji Temple (泉岳寺) a Sōtō Zen Buddhist temple located in the Takanawa neighbourhood of Minato-ku, Tokyo. Every year on December 14th the temple holds a festival commemorating the famous event.

Naoto Shibata   photography    |    愛宕念仏寺  /  Atago Nian Fo Temple, 2011  |    Kyoto, Japan

Naoto Shibata photography | 愛宕念仏寺 / Atago Nian Fo Temple, 2011 | Kyoto, Japan

Ako, Japan home to the famous 47 Ronin. This is the entry way into the shrine dedicated to them. Along the walk way, on both sides, is a statue of each samurai who  took place in the events which led to their final death in Tokyo, in the 1700's.  One thing I did notice, not ONE samurai looked like a Yank, sorry Keanu you got it wrong.

Ako, Japan home to the famous 47 Ronin. This is the entry way into the shrine dedicated to them. Along the walk way, on both sides, is a statue of each samurai who took place in the events which led to their final death in Tokyo, in the 1700's. One thing I did notice, not ONE samurai looked like a Yank, sorry Keanu you got it wrong.

Hoshi Ryokan in Komatsu, Ishikawa, Japan: A hotel that has been functioning for 1296 years...

A very old hotel that has been functioning for 1296 years…

Hoshi Ryokan in Komatsu, Ishikawa, Japan: A hotel that has been functioning for 1296 years...

Toshogu Shrine, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Built in 1617 (Edo period), in dedication to Tokugawa Ieyasu as the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate:

Toshogu Shrine, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Built in 1617 (Edo period), in dedication to Tokugawa Ieyasu as the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate:

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