Synopsis : Hana Ikusa or Flower and Sword (2017) tells of events in the 16th century, after Nobunaga Oda’s death, Hideyoshi Toyotomi took power.
The war is about to end, but Hideyoshi Toyotomi makes rules that make it difficult for his citizens.
Meanwhile, Monk Senko Ikenobo is expert in arranging flowers, praying for world peace and trying to give new hope to people.
He became a good friend of Rikyu, who is also a monk and politician. However, Rikyu performs hara-kiri on orders of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, and Senko Ikenobo opposes what Hideyoshi Toyotomi does.
This movie is adapted from a novel entitled Hana Ikusa Onitsuka’s work published in December 2011.
Genre : Drama
Starring : Kamejiro Ichikawa, Mansai Nomura, Kuranosuke Sasaki, Aoi Morikawa, Katsumi Takahashi, Kiichi Nakai
Director : Tettsuo Shinohara
Release : June 3, 2017 (Japan)
Rating : R