Kabuki evening at the samurai garden
There is a reason for Kabuki performance “Chūshingura” being played over and over in Japan. The act epitomizes the essence of Japanese loyalty and obedience. The act, which translates as Loyal League, is based on a true story back in the early 18th century, when 10 of 47 samurai committed an honorable suicide after they murdered the court official as a revenge for their master being humiliated in front of the formal Edo castle. Today, stepping in to the garden of Italian Embassy in Tokyo, which sits on the former estate of Edo clan Matsudaira family, where loyal samurai committed suicide back in Edo era, brings back the history as well as the imperative feeling of the warriors back then. Guests of Italian jeweler were treated graciously for their continuous loyalty, while they watched special Kabuki performance at “Kane ga Misaki” by Onoe Kikunosuke V unfold in the night garden.