Great film, love the story telling aspect where different viewpoints and perspectives are revealed piece by piece, changing your stance on the trappings of honour and it’s real significance. Kurosawa was the master of doing this objectively but Kobayashi makes you think the main character who ‘commits seppuku’ is just one helluva dude. It has inspired me to do a write up for an L5R game I have in my head.

 

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