Rihee Amanoya appeared in the “Chushingura,” the story about the faithful retainers who died for their master that was based on actual fact in the Edo period (1603 to 1867). The “Chushin-gura” is one of the most wellloved stories in Japan. Rihee Amanoya sided with Kuranosuke Oishi, the hero of this story, out of a deep sense of duty. Actually, however, he is regarded as being a fictional character. This monument was erected in 1939.
Chuo Line: Sakaisuji-Hommachi Station (C17).