This film, considered to be the completion of Yoshida’s style, focuses on Kita Ikki, the prewar ideological leader of Japanese rightist terrorism and military revolts. The key factor is Kita’s relation to the emperor.
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Once again, the stunning cinematography helps to tell the story of a radical professor's attempt at putting the emperor back in power. One of the most fascinating aspects is the philosophy of this teacher. Count to 10 before attacking your enemy. I am telling you to do something, but you must decide for yourself. Be autonomous. Which is interesting, but the plan put forward was not embraced by the younger generation.