This series was designed
by Kunisada at the age of 79 in the year 1864. It seems to be the latest of his
great series. The 47 Ronin were ordered by the the 47
syllabs of the Kana-alphabet and shown in their last fight
against their oponent prince Enya Hangan which took place in a
night of the beginning year of 1703.
Although the use of real historical names for personalities
living before 1572 were forbidden in 1864 all ronin are given
with their original names and not with their alisases used for
more than 150 years in prints and other popular literature.
There is also a second series with the same design showing other
personalities from the Chushingura story exept the ronin with
the title "Seichu
gishi-den no uchi". It has no kana in the yellow rhombus and
was completed by different pupils of Kunisada in the years after