Bushi-meshi I & II
- I: 8 x 29 min. II: 7 x 29 min. 45 sec.
- Clean, M/E + Japanese
- Japanese script
- © NHK / TELEPACK
- Samurai comfort food saves the day!
Not all "bushi" or samurai, are courageous warriors or possess book smarts. Take country samurai Banshiro Sakata. He arrives in Edo, what is now modern-day Tokyo, at the behest of his lord, but all he does is mope and cry about his wife not being with him. And yet, the food he serves using her cookbook nourishes his peers and townsfolk. Somehow, his "meshi," or meals, end up solving their problems, too. In Season Two, Banshiro receives a secret order from his lord to go undercover as a spy. Is the lord out of his mind? Using his only weapon -- cooking -- Banshiro gets to work feeding the hearts of those in need.