Abacus and Sword (2010)
Abacus and Sword is a 2010 Japanese movie directed by Yoshimitsu Morita and written by Michio Kashiwada. Distributor Shochiku released it in Ishikawa Prefecture on November 27, 2010 and the rest of Japan on December 4, 2010.
The film is based on the diary of an unnamed accountant who worked for the Kaga Clan around the time of a series of major events which marked the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate and a drastic political shift toward imperial rule.
Masato Sakai plays the accountant, Hachidaime, and Yukie Nakama plays his wife as they work together to keep their lives in order in a time of great upheaval for samurai families. At any other time, their position in society would have brought them great wealth, but as the Kaga Clan falls into financial crisis, Hachidaime is forced to sell off all their furniture and household possessions to hold things together. Through it all, his wife stays supportive and cleverly makes due with what little they have to maintain a frugal, but happy life.
- Original title
- Transliterated title
- Bushi no Kakeibo
- Premiere date
- November 27, 2010
- Release date
- December 4, 2010
- Distributed by
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