"Chushingura" has been one of the most famous stories inside and outside of Japan. The vendetta story was based on the historical Ako Incident in 1701 - 03, in which the 47 master-less samurai, "ronin", avenged the unjust death of their lord of Ako domain in the western Honshu.
"Kanadehon Chushingura" was the theatrical version of it. The vendetta story was heralded as the epitome of the samurai code of honor and loyalty, and became the Japan's national legend. The numerous art works and spin-off stories have been made about the revenge and loyalty of the 47 Ronin.
Osamu Sugiyama, Tadashige Ono, Ryusei Okamoto, Toshikata Mizuno, Kunisada Utagawa, Kunikazu Utagawa, Junichi Nakahara, Tomimaro Higuchi, and others.