4. The Gion District (Gionmachi)

In this scene from the famous Kabuki play Chushingura, the young Oishi Rikiya delivers a letter containing news about the forty-seven Ronin to the Ichiriki Teahouse in Kyoto where his father, Oishi Yuranosuke, is secretly organizing a vendetta to avenge his masterís death. (printed October 1885)