Some of us decided to spend their summer vacation, some cruising the Greek islands, some exploring the Greek villages. Those of us that were left behind were gathered at the Dojo to watch the Japanese movie “When the Last Sword is Drawn”.
The movie depicts the life of a Samurai who can no longer support his wife and children on his low pay and he is forced to leave for the city in search of higher pay to support them. In his search he joins a notorious clan, known as the Shinsengumi. Yoshimura, the lead character proves his strength physically and mentally by being loyal to his honor. During the dramatic period, with the rise of the Emperor and the fall of the Shogun. Yoshimura shows us the struggle of life in a personal way, by changing the lives of the people he meets and the way life is looked at.