Throne of Blood (1957)
Lady Asaji Washizu: Admirable, my Lord. You, who would soon rule the world, allow a ghost to frighten you.
Old Ghost Woman: [singing] ambition is false fame and will fall, death will reign, man falls in vain
[Morning at Cobweb castle. Washizu, armed, dozes, seated]
Asaji attendant: MY LADY!
[Washizu wakes with a start and looks around, bewildered. He strides into Lady Washizu's quarters, almost bumping into two frightened female attendants. He sees Lady Washizu kneeling, staring blankly out at nothing, nervously washing her hands in a bowl]
Lady Asaji Washizu: It won't go away... The blood won't go away...
Taketori Washizu: Asaji...!
Lady Asaji Washizu: I wash and wash... and still the blood remains...
Taketori Washizu: Asaji! Asaji!
Yoshiaki Miki: Can you see the future as I see you?
Old Ghost Woman: Honorable Captain Miki. You are in command of Fort Two. Today you will take command of Fort One.
Yoshiaki Miki: Command of Fort One?
[He glances at Washizu, then back at the Old Ghost Woman]
Yoshiaki Miki: And what then?
Old Ghost Woman: Your luck turns slower... but it lasts longer than that of Captain Washizu.
Yoshiaki Miki: Slower? How do you mean?
Old Ghost Woman: Your son will eventually become the Lord of Cobweb Castle.