Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt officials and businessmen.
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The townspeople often sing "Ei ja nai ka" which was actually the refrain for a kind of festival/mass movement that happened at the end of the shogun era in 1867/1868 in Japan. They sang it as a way of protest masked in a festival style. There was a movie made with this phrase as title, Why Not?
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Spring has come. Thunder roars... cats fight... By the time the Imperial Squadron arrives, I wonder if the peach flowers will be blooming?
Referenced in Why Not?