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Japan Creative Centre


Love and Honour (PG)

Saturday, 26 October 2013
(Registration starts at 1:30pm)

Japan Creative Centre invites you to join us at our JCC film screening.

For our 23rd session, JCC will be screening "Love and Honour", directed by Yoji Yamada. "Love and Honour" also known as "Bushi no Ichibun" is the final installment in Yoji Yamada's notable Trilogy of Samurai Collection. The movie was awarded the 30th Japan Academy Prize and it also attained the 25th Golden Gloss Prize Silver Award and other highly-acclaimed credits. This movie reminds us of the importance of the daily lifestyle and hardships in the samurai way of life.

After the film screening, a special sharing session about Japanese Traditional swordsmanship namely Kendo will be held by 6th Dan Kendo Coach and President of the Japanese Association Kendo Club, Mr Wada Akinori, and his members. During this session, they will share more on the spirit and charm of kendo.

© 2006 Love and Honour Production Committee

Synopsis of Film

Director: Yoji YAMADA
Cast: Takuya KIMURA, Rei DAN and Mitsugoro BANDO

2006 / 121min / Color / English Subtitle

Set in the Edo Period of Japan, “Love & Honour” describes the story of a low ranking samurai, Shinnojo Mimura, whose livelihood comes from tasting food prepared for his feudal master’s safe consumption. Shinnojo is young, married and dreams to open his own dojo one day. Tragically, his life takes a turn for the worse when he completely loses his eyesight from the toxin present in the food for his master.

Unable to provide for his family, his wife Kayo tries to salvage the family finances. In order to maintain Shinnoji’s stipend of rice, she is compelled to seek the help of an official, Toya Shimada, who had interest in Kayo in the past. He agrees to maintain the stipend but in return asks for Kayo to be his lover.

Shinnoji, unable to support his wife and meet his dreams, was filled with much hatred and frustration. He begins suspecting Kayo in her fidelity which is further incited when he hears rumors of her relationship with another man. After sending his servant to investigate, the rumor turns out to be true and he becomes enraged. He divorces Kayo and sends her away for good. Later Shinnoji finds out that the stipend was maintained out of the gratitude of the feudal master himself and that it had nothing to do with Shimada, he seeks to renew his samurai skills despite being blind to avenge his wife’s dishonour. The two thus meet in a battle to decide their fate.

Waiting to find out what happens to Shinnoji and Kayo’s relationship? Will Shinnoji even survive the battle?


Please email the below details with the subject "JCC Cinema 23" to

1. Full Name
2. Gender
3. E-mail Address
4. Mobile Number

Kindly ensure all your information is correct. We will send you a confirmation email for successful registrations. Registration deadline Thursday, 24th October 2013. Registration will be closed once we have a full house.

Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434/
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard
Japan Creative Centre