March of Samurai

March of Samurai

Samurai are the famous military nobility of pre-industrial Japan. The word originated in ancient times and its first meaning was “to wait upon or accompany a person in the upper ranks of society”. To learn more about samurai, we visit Japanese town Nikko. As one Japanese proverb says, "never say Kekko (meaning I am satisfied), until you've seen Nikko". Nikko is a home to an annual festive that takes us to samurai warriors’ time. The highlight of this festival is the procession called Hyakumono-Zoroe Sennin Gyoretsu of some 1,000 men dressed as samurai warriors on the 18th century. This film gives one an unsparing and inspiring account of these noble warriors and their times.



SD, 26 min.

Production year



Elena Dyakonova, Andrei Martynov


Boris Perochinsky


Andrei Koloshin

Edited by

Boris Perochinsky

Music by

Ellina Frenkel

Narrated by

Boris Mironov

Available language(s)