Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

This Week’s Film: Love and Honor

Chopstick Cinema

This Week's Film: Love and Honor
Cuisine: Japanese

Synopsis: The third of Yoji Yamada’s samurai trilogy, Love and Honor tells the story of Shinnojo Mimura, a lowly food-tester with aspirations of someday founding his own martial arts school. But when he is struck blind by a serving of toxic shellfish, his future as a samurai and his dreams of becoming a teacher are rendered hopeless. And while his wife Kayo is compelled to seek the patronage of a powerful samurai in exchange for sexual favors, Shinnojo must summon the ultimate skill, strength and courage to defend his love and her honor.

Join me throughout the week on Chopstick Cinema for a closer look at the food and the film. My film review will be posted at the end of the week, along with my Japanese recipe.