Op Ronin with Thrudark

April 26, 2020

The Thrudark crew descended on Niseko for 14 days during February to test their latest range of outerwear against the harsh Japanese winter and follow in the footsteps of the 47 Ronin.

The story of the 47 Ronin

The word Ronin means a Samurai without a leader.

The 47 Ronin where a band of loyal samurai warriors who swore loyal to their Lord (Lord Asano). After Lord Asano drew his sword against Lord Kira in Edo castle he was sentenced to death and committed ceremonial suicide (seppuku).

Asano’s loyal retainers then became Ronin and swore to avenge their Lords death.

On December 14th 1702 the 47 Ronin attacked Lord Kira in his mansion and removed his head. They took his head to where their Lord was buried where they also took their own lives in seppuku.

This event took place in Edo, Tokyo.



Charlie was tasked with documenting their adventures through a short film over the space of a week. The conditions were challenging every single day but we managed to get a wide range of shots to tell Thrudarks story perfectly.

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