At the age of seventy, Great Lord Hidetora Ichimonji, and after many years of consolidating his empire, he decides to abdicate his position and split his domain up between his three sons. The oldest son Taro will rule and his second son Jiro and younger son Saburo will take over the Second and Third Castles but are expected to obey and support their older brother. The two older brothers agree with the arrangement, but Saburo objects and is banished.


Akira Kurosawa