During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan ... See full summary »
An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.
[lying on tatami, terminally ill]
Will you be all right?
I'll be fine.
I'll go on ahead, then.
I won't keep you waiting long.
[Shigenaga Koda closes his eyes and dies]
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