February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled Japan for 300 years. They suspect a traitor in their midst, and their suspicions fall on Niiro, an impoverished ronin who dreams of samurai status, and Kurihara, an aristocratic samurai who befriends Niiro. Niiro longs to identify his father, knowing he is a high-ranking official who will disclose himself only if Niiro achieves samurai status. With American ships in Japan's harbors, cynicism among the assassins, and change in the air, Niiro resolves to reach ends that may prove ephemeral.
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The film takes place from February 17 to March 3, 1860. See more
[Einosuke goes to the Sagamiya House, and enters the room where Tsuruchiyo is staying. He finds Tsuruchiyo lying flat on his back on the floor, surrounded by sake bottles and snoring like a drain
[Tsuruchiyo doesn't wake up. Einosuke shakes the sleeping swordsman's shoulder
[Tsuruchiyo wakes up with a grunt. He heaves himself up
Ugh... what's up?
What do you mean, "what's up"? I heard from Kojima Kaname that you're here all the time, so I became worried. Come on, let's go home.
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Version of Samurai Nippon