This story takes place in Japan, during Edo period – where it had been peaceful more than 200 years under its isolation policy from overseas. The country turned upside down when Admiral Perry paid visit from America, and it has become a warzone of “pro-shogunate” group and “anti- shogunate” one. The shogunate summoned all the skilled sword fighters to form “Shinsen gumi” and mercilessly tried to suppress the anti-shogunate group. The story begins when two swords – that of Shuzo from Ashura, the anti-shogunate group, and that of Riki from Shinsen gumi – meet in a battle. Shuzo has no fear of dying, while Riki is determined to survive for his younger siblings. A daughter of a samurai family, Saki, loses her father and older brother due to the confrontations of these two groups, but she bravely attempts to head to Edo by herself. She has a grand purpose; she wants to deliver a petition to the Shogun, asking for a peaceful, warless country. Out of the guilt and responsibility, Shuzo and Riki decide to put off their fight and to accompany her to Edo, much to everyone’s surprise. However, the journey of these two enemies turns out to be a bumpy one. They differ on any matters imaginable. And various troubles follow them everywhere they go. Can these three people get to Edo castle and hand the petition to the Shogun? And will the country see a new day to start a peaceful era? Or does the war fail to end and the three will be lost in the chaos? This is a “buddy road story” of the sword-bearing samurais. You will not be able to see the end of their journey without tears.
This piece of “Reality” (現-UTSUTSU) had performed in Tokyo in November 2008.
This fiction described the incident, epidemic, and human life dramatically and extremely through various sort of characters and fictitious hero on the background of poor life in Japan in the latest Edo period ( 1850's ).
The high light: Sword action
First Act Introduction
Second Act Introduction