LOVE’S TWISTING PATH
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The movie is set in the final days of the Tokugawa era. Tajuro Kiyokawa who lives in a poor house in Kyoto, spends his days in idleness, being assisted by Otoyo, the owner of a low class restaurant, who has some of her own problems. Tajuro used to be a prominent samurai in the province of Choshu, but he has become a wandering exile to escape the debt his parents left him. He doesn't know what to do with his great sword skill and spends his days idly without a cause or dream.Though he notices Otoyo's earnest demeanor, Tajuro tries to raemain alone. At the same time, a patrol squad under the influence of the Shinsengumi, tightens their crackdown to maintain their reputation. Due to a tip-off from a private detective, who has a grudge against Tajuro from a small quarrel, the patrol squad learns of Tajuro's existence. As a sense of disquiet hangs over Kyoto, his younger half-brother Kazuma who is loyal to the emperor arrives.Tajuro tries to convince his brother to return home while Kazuma blames his brother for his depravity. Then the patrol squad swoops in and injures Kazuma's eye. Tajuro leaves Kazuma with Otoyo and slashes and dices at the pursuing government officials while acting as a decoy while Kazuma and Otoyo escape from Kyoto. For Tajuro, the first and last battle has begun and he risks his own life.
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