The Forty Seven Ronin. A rōnin (浪人) was a samurai with no lord or master during the feudal period of Japan. A samurai became masterless from the death or fall of his master, or after the loss of his master's favor or privilege.
pic: Miyamoto Musashi wielding two bokken (wooden swords). Miyamoto Musashi ( 宫本武蔵)( Miyamoto , 1584 - May 19 1645 ) was a military and writer Japanese , considered the greatest swordsman in Japanese history.