Director: Isshin Inudô
Cast: Gen Hoshino, Issey Takahashi, Mitsuki Takahata, Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Gaku Hamada
Genre: comedy, history
Runtime: 120 min.
The Floating Castle director Inudo Isshin adapts to film the novel by Tsuchihashi Akihiro, 'Hikkoshi Daimyo' which is based on an anecdote about the true-life feudal lord, Matsudaira Naonori.
One day, Matsudaira Naonori, the lord of Himeji fiefdom, is ordered to relocate to Oita by the shogunate. Ahead of this undertaking requiring extraordinary cost and toil, librarian Katagiri Shunnosuke (Hoshino Gen) is appointed to administrate the move for his knowledgeable image as an avid book reader. A once in a lifetime project transpires with the domain's existence on the line.