- Director: Yoji Yamada,
- Writer: Yoji Yamada, Yoshitaka Asama,
- StarCast: Erina Hashiguchi, Hiroshi Kanbe, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kanako Fukaura, Miki Itou, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Nenji Kobayashi, Reiko Kusamura, Rie Miyazawa, Setsuko Tanaka,
- Producer: Tetsuo Kan, Tomiyasu Ishikawa, Toshio Ogiwara,
- Runtime: 129 min
Seibei Iguchi leads a difficult life as a low ranking samurai at the turn of the nineteenth century. A widower with a meager income, Seibei struggles to take care of his two daughters and senile mother. New prospects seem to open up when the beautiful Tomoe, a childhood friend, comes back into he and his daughters' life, but as the Japanese feudal system unravels, Seibei is still bound by the code of honor of the samurai and by his own sense of social precedence. How can he find a way to do what is best for those he loves?