"The 47 Ronin Story"

The story of the 47 Ronin is one of the most celebrated in the history of the samurai.

This was perhaps all the more so because it occurred at a time when the samurai class was struggling to maintain a sense of itself - warriors with no war, a social class without a function.

It is a story of loyalty, sacrifice and overall, what it meant to be Samurai.

My Father came across this sword at work by complete luck! It caught his eye because it's handle was poking out of an old storage piece...

I had been thinking about how to create Samurai artwork and then this beautiful sword was found by my Father the day after a friend suggested the concept of Samurai creation.

So yesterday (on my nineteenth birthday) this photograph was taken in memory and respect to the 47 Ronin story.