Yukinojo henge

A lady fallen in the snow, a lady triumphant, Kabuki scenes that open and close the film.

The onnagata in woman’s weeds and voice carries out his vengeance, An Actor’s Revenge, on three men who destroyed his parents.

The time of the famine, rice is dear, speculators buy and sell it, a magistrate decides matters under the Shogun.

Yukinojo is a well-trained swordsman, his weapon is a woman’s dagger but the three do not die at his hands.

Thieves, bandits, merchants, clerks and other riffraff people the scene at Edo, evoked on a sound stage after Kinugasa.