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47 samurais


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Tadashi Togawa

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3:30AM, December 15, 1702.Revenge was done in the Edo city.This is the most famous in the history of Japan revenge.

The beginning of revenge goes back until March 14, 1701. Harima country Ako feudal lord. Asano. High house first on the list. Kira. The fight riot happened among these two people. The place is in general Tokugawa's Edo castle. Kira frequently insulted Asano. Kira said the word of the insult to Asano on this day too. Asano raged. Already. He was not possible to endure it. He cut Kira with the Japanese sword. However, it did not hit well. Kira ran away. Surrounding people caught Asano. General Tokugawa in the Edo castle raged. Because it was necessary to refrain from the fight at the Edo castle. General Tokugawa gave a decision at once. The hara-kiri on the same day was ordered to Asano. On the other hand, Kira was not blamed. Honor is valued from the samurai usually. It is hara-kiri on the TATAMImat for capital crime. However, Asano was commanded to the harakiri suicide in the garden. Ako is away from Edo by 620 kilos. The territory was being left to Asano by general Tokugawa. It is an Ako. Now, feudal lord Asano became capital crime. It is necessary to hand over the territory in Ako to general Tokugawa. Feudal lord Asano's vassals raged. It is because it is a one-sided decision.The master was capital crime. However, Kira was not blame.

Vassals imagined master's mind. Regrettable was sympathized with. Vassals who have samurai's soul. They determined it. Their master's revenge. Samurais lost the master. However, the mind was strong,and their prepared for revenge.

After that, in nine months of one year. Vassals in former Ako. They are 47 samurais. 47 samurais gathered secretly outside the residence of Kira. It was midnight. It was snowing. And, revenge was begun by ..drum of the fight.. signal. 23 people from front gate.24 people from back gate. It invaded the residence in vast Kira. Fight of about two hours. The Kira samurai are 17 dead, and 28 injured persons. Former Asano's 47 vassals did not have the dead.Finally, master's enemy was killed. It is Kira. Samurais in the Neighboring residence knew the attack. However, it did not stop it. They had goodwill in the samurai of the former Asano family. After revenge. 47 samurais marched to master's grave.

The morning came,and many citizens in Edo have come out. Everyone saw off 47 samurais. 47 samurais were not criticized. They became Edo citizens' heroes. One person came off during the march. The purpose is to inform Ako in the hometown.
46 samurais reported on revenge to master's grave. And, it gave oneself up to general Tokugawa. All members bravely received the judgment.

February 4, 1703. General Tokugawa ordered it. 46 samurais were capital crime. All members committed harakiri suicide. However, it was not a garden. It was on Tatamimat.

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Photographs of the artwork are 47 samurais invading for the residence at Kira. It is an old print. The drum of the introduction to this tune mimicked the drum that had been beaten when invading the Kira mansion. It is a war drum of "YAMAGA style".
Edo is present Tokyo. At that time,The population was one million people. As for this revenge,People mentioned it. The play of this fact is "Chushingura".It has been succeeded in the stage of the kabuki up to the present time at that time.
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Uploaded: Sep 20, 2005 - 07:52:39 AM
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2005 - 07:43:04 AM Last Played: Apr 12, 2019 - 02:52:05 PM
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Comments
Our Man Duff said 5083 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
47 samourai plus one
oh what a track! probably one of my fav since Im here at
macjam (ok, it's only a week...). mad drums, wicked synth
and driving bass ... oulala! already a classic one!
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Tadashi Togawa said 5082 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
47 samourai plus one
Our Man Duff,
Thank you from Grenoble in France for the comment.
I am glad.Grenoble is a town where the Alps is beautiful. The Olympics was held
in Sapporo Japan next to Grenoble in winter.
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thetiler said 5083 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
terrific
wow, lots of cool musical colors. Love that jazzy suspense.
The syncopation and delays are very well articulated.
A joy to listen to. Cool
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Tadashi Togawa said 5082 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
terrific
thetiler,
Thank you for the comment. I am glad for you to find this tune. Moreover, I am
honored for various sides of this tune to be pointed out by you.
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drakonis said 5083 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Great music - saw the movie!
Loved the antic music. I can see people sneaking around,
people running, lots of power in this music! Very well
done. I also loved the old Japanese movie about this
event, "47 Ronin" I think... was Toshiro Mifune in this
movie too (he was in all movies?) I think it was a
Kurasawa film... I saw the movie 20 years ago, so I don't
remember the details, but it was a suspenseful depiction
of the event.
ttfn,
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Tadashi Togawa said 5082 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
Great music - saw the movie!
Drakonis,
Thank you for the comment.I am glad for you to listen.
I applied "47 samurais" and the name of a song. It was a coincidence. I have not
known "47 Ronin" up to now. I have not seen "47 Ronin". However, i examined it
a little. The supervisor was not Kurosawa. Toshiro Mifune did not perform.I want
also to see the movie.
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8piscean8 said 5083 days ago (September 20th, 2005)
Love the Drums
Excellent percussion like always. The music played a perfect
background as I read the story told by Tadashi. Movie
soundtrack quality. Nice beats!
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Tadashi Togawa said 5082 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
Love the Drums
8piscean8,
Thank you for the comment. I am glad. Thank you for listening while reading
Description.Always thank you for a kind word.

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mactony said 5082 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
Ohhhhhhh!
Ohhhhh! So OK!
We love drums and the sounds remind us our native
country......
The Babies
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Tadashi Togawa said 5082 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
Ohhhhhhh!
"Virago in love" mactony,
Thank you very much. The comment is also glad.
By the way, isn't your native country Italy?
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mactony said 5082 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
Ohhhhhhh!
Ciao, yes I'm Italian, but I din't write to you. My babies wrote it. They sayd
your music is so cool they could't help themself to vote 10-10-10-10.
MacTony.
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Tadashi Togawa said 5081 days ago (September 22nd, 2005)
Ohhhhhhh!
Thank you very much.
Garzie!

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jiguma said 5082 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
Tadashi-san, you've done it again!
The drums on this are worth huge scores on their own!
Tadashi, you never cease to amaze me with your skill,
imagination and patience. Your sense of rhythm is this
bass player's nightmare, and I love the fact that I could
never play anything like this - I love the cross rhythms on
the drums. On second listen, the synth work is also full of
masterful touches of light and shade. I am amazed (as
usual) by this piece!
Thanks so much Tadashi for sharing.
Neil
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Tadashi Togawa said 5082 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
Tadashi-san, you've done it again!
Neil,
Hello.You pointed this tune out from various aspects. Moreover, you are
listening to music very delicately. It seems to understand very in detail. I wish to
express my gratitude. I got courage from your word. Thank you very much,Neil.
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Film said 5082 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
loud
ein kreysi samurai is a drilling instructor at harvard.
My relatives are all dead but I still play my music loud
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Tadashi Togawa said 5082 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
loud
Film,
Thank you from Oslo for the comment. I wish to express my gratitude.
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I.G.M. said 5082 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
Another masterpiece!
Your songs are always highlights here at Macjams! Wow, the 7/8s (or whatever it is) and the strange breaks come to life in your hands. The theme fits perfect and the story is as dramatic as your tune. Like it a lot, gets my vote, for sure!
Doumo Arigatou Gozaimasu!

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Tadashi Togawa said 5082 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
Another masterpiece!
I.G.M.
Thank you for the word that becomes honored. You are indeed. You noticed.7/8
and breaks. I am glad. To the friend of the music of Germany.
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rik said 5082 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
Excellent sequencing
I like very much this work of yours. Your approach reminds
me (if i may say) "Jazz from Hell" and "Zappa meets the
Mothers of Prevention", two albums of the late Zappa almost
entirely composed on the synclavier.
Only the saxophones sound a bit "lower budget" with respect
to the other tracks, which play *very* well together.
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Tadashi Togawa said 5081 days ago (September 22nd, 2005)
Excellent sequencing
rik,
Thank you from Italy for the comment.
It is said that my music looks like Zappa well.
However, I hardly know Zappa.
However, I am honored.
I tell you the gratitude.

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said 5082 days ago (September 21st, 2005)
Killa
Funk Mr. T.
Great song with great sounds and rhythms.
I wish you wouldn't have used that much reverb
on the drums. This is a great tune from beginning
to end, very well done. I hope you will do more
of those funky ones.

Cheers
Tadashi Togawa said 5081 days ago (September 22nd, 2005)
Killa
Mr.K.
Thank you for the comment. I like your music. It is unique. I am glad for you to
listen to this tune.
Gratitude.

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perceptualvortex said 5080 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
Plenty of cool
Wow. Your music can get so lively and exciting... I love the way your rhythms go all over the place but remain coherent. Excellent work Tadashi!
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Tadashi Togawa said 5078 days ago (September 25th, 2005)
Plenty of cool
David,Thank you for the comment.
I wish to express my gratitude for a kind comment.

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selenebloodlust said 5077 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
Really cool...
This is really cool! I can totally imagine a battle scene playing out while listening to this... Awesome rythms and beats... Keep pumping them out! I can't wait to hear more!
Tadashi Togawa said 5076 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
Really cool...
selenebloodlust,
Thank you for the comment.
It is glad to imagine the scene.
I wish to express my gratitude.

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laine said 5015 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
Powerful Jazz
savage***** Love your work your sounds our so visual felt like I was
watching a film listening to this Truely wonderful thankyou *
AEROjet said 4966 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
super!
A samurai on a motorcycle!
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Krimsunite said 4964 days ago (January 17th, 2006)
good job
cool stuff, I like it
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poodyglitz said 4964 days ago (January 17th, 2006)
47 Samurai
Wow, this was much better than I'd expected! Somewhere between
Fusion and Prog Rock. How long did it take you to put this one
together?

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