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Sakura Samurai Movie Series

Story

Aging samurai Hanshiro Tsugumo (Tatsuya Nakadai) arrives at the home of Kageyu Saito (Rentarô Mikuni) and asks to commit a ritual suicide on the property, which Saito thinks is a ploy to gain pity and a job. Saito tells Tsugumo of another samurai, Motome Chijiiwa (Yoshio Inaba), who threatened suicide as a stratagem, only to be forced to follow through on the task. When Tsugumo reveals that Chijiiwa was his son-in-law, the disclosure sets off a fierce conflict.

解説

井伊家の屋敷に津雲半四郎と名乗る浪人が訪れ、庭先を借りての切腹を申し出た。これは、生活に困った武士の当世流のたかりなのである。井伊家の家老は、しばらく前にも同じような申し出をした若い武士のことを思い出した。庭の真中で切腹に臨む半四郎。介錯人に不服を漏らすその口から、意外な事実が吐き出される。そして半四郎の娘婿の悲劇など、次々と人間性を抑圧する武士道社会の虚飾と残酷さが暴かれていった・・・・・・。

                                                  *No cancellation after Monday, August 9. Early-bird ticket sales end on Sunday, August 8.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, August 14th. We will notify you on Friday, August 13th at noon if we have to reschedule. 

This event is brought to you by Japan-America Society of Washington DC and The Japan Foundation New York.

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