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?
(1981). See more
You know, Tomi... the truth is, I'm no more than a peasant's son after all.
How can you say such a thing?
What everybody's looking up to is this Redhead, not me. So soon as I go away for a moment, they all start shouting that I'm a faker or a phony. And just because they couldn't find the money box... they've lost all faith in me. No matter how hard I try in the name of the Imperial Flag... the peasants don't give a damn...
[He starts crying
And Mama just can't understand me. Maybe I'm a dimwit...