Also "drifter" or "wanderer," this means a samurai without a lord or master
Samurai were the military nobility of Japan, and were not only warriors but held an important, high position in the caste system
This describes things which happen in front of the camera, as opposed to behind or within the camera.
Something (or someone) that is the perfect example of a particular type or quality.
relating to or resulting from motion.
As used in this guide, it means to make a relationship complete by having sexual intercourse (referring to Katsushiro and Shino).
A period in Japanese history marked by social upheaval and military conflict, between 1467 and 1603
A civilian officer who administers the law
subduing someone or something by force
A term for the codes of honor that dictated a samurai's way of life
In this case a social system in which members are ranked according to relative status and authority
Suggested but not directly expressed
An official who examines art and news to be published or released, and suppresses any part that they consider obscene or unacceptable (often due to politics)
Principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong
to take the place of someone or thing that previously held a high position (of authority or of use)
Small seeded grasses, in this case it refers to barley
Disciples are those that follow, learn from, and often carry on the message of a teacher or master. When Katsushiro says he wants to be Kambei's disciple, he means he wants to follow him and learn from him, and then take his lessons as a samurai out into the world.
To transcend is to rise above or go beyond something.
A difficult or otherwise unfortunate situation
A lens with a longer focal length, which gives a narrowed field of view and a magnified image.
Seven Samurai Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Seven Samurai is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.