Harima is a wealthy province situated in the south of Honshu. Its location by the Akashi Strait makes it an important source of seafood. The province is famed for Akashiyaki, a form of fried octopus dumpling. The legendary Forty-seven Ronin hailed from the castle town of Ako in Harima. After their lord was forced to commit seppuku for assaulting a member of the Shogunate who had slighted him, these masterless samurai bided their time before taking revenge upon the man who caused their master's dishonour and death.