Blackthorne and Mariko begin a romance; Toronaga continues to build his army for a battle with Ishido. Anjin-san proves his mettle during an earthquake and is honored by Toranaga for bravery. Mariko's husband Buntaro, arrives in Anjiro.
Did You Know?
Not long after "Father Alvito" talks about the lack of wheeled vehicles in Japan the procession comes to a small hut on the side of the road (the point where the "Father" leaves them) with the junction of two other roads, The road at the junction has grass strips growing up the middle that denote wheeled vehicle traffic. (approx 1:24:30) See more