It is the 16th century and all of Japan is gripped by a terrible war between the clans. This Sengoku Jidai has wrought enormous destruction across the islands, but a few noble clans have struggled to maintain order and honor amidst the chaos. One such clan, the Takeda, has vigorously defended its homeland of Shinano from all who would despoil it. But while the Takeda and their daimyo are on the northern border engaged in a fierce battle with the rival Uesugi clan, a horde of lawless bandits have descended upon the southern passes, ruthlessly stealing the livelihood of the hard-working Takeda peasants and slaughtering any who dare stand against them.
The dishonorable bandit army, emboldened by their success, seek to push across the Kurokawa River and into the heartland of Shinano province to grow fat on plunder. Should they succeed, the suffering peasants are almost sure to perish in the coming winter.
But there is only one bridge across the Kurokawa, and this single path is by the grace of the kami guarded by samurai. And samurai do not die easily…
Hosted and narrated by:
Kay Fae (Fantastic_K)
Scenes played: 3
License: Community License