There was a samurai who protected his family, not with a sword, but an abacus A family drama directed by Yoshimitsu Morita, starring Masato Sakai
|Cast||Masato Sakai, Yukie Nakama, Keiko Matsuzaka|
|Distribution||Shochiku, ASMIK ACE|
From Bakumatsu to Meiji. There was a family that survived a tumultuous time through wisdom and love. The low-rank samurai Inoyama Naoyuki, accountant to the Kaga do-main, excels with the abacus and gets promoted. However, with family relations, child-care fees and ceremonies, expenses increase each time he gets promoted due to the samurai customs, and their family finance winds up in a difficulty! Naoyuki declares a scheme to recover the household under their predicament. The family unites to live a provident life. A story depicting the family love and the bond between parent and child over three generations of the Inoyama family.
(1950-2011, Director) Born in Tokyo. He filmed with 8mm since he was a student at Nihon University College of Art, Department of Broadcasting, and in his “Live in Chigasaki” in 1978 gained a favorable reputation. He made his feature film debut with “Something Like It” (’81). 1983, “The Family Game” won him many film awards, putting him into fame. “Sorekara” (’85) was reviewed highly amongst critics, winning him many awards including Kinema Junpo’s Best One. In 1997, his adaptation of the novel by Junichi Watanabe, “Lost Paradise” went viral. Other films include “Keiho”, “Like Asura”, “The Mamiya Brothers”, and “Tsubaki Sanjuro”. He passed away in 2011. His last film became “Take the ‘A’ Train”.