Ichimei (2011)

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  • Hara-kiri Death of a Samurai Alternative


Drama. In 17th-century Japan, a penniless ronin, Tsukumo Hanshiro, arrives at the mansion of the Ii Clan and requests permission to die honourably by hara-kiri in the courtyard. Senior retainer Saito Kageyu tries to talk Hanshiro out of his plan by recounting the story of a poor samurai called Chijiiwa Motome who arrived at the mansion with the same plea a year earlier and died in extreme agony. Based on the story 'Ibun ronin ki' by Takiguchi Yasuhiko.

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