Another Bac Ninh Miniatures samurai today!
Sculpt by Stavros Zouliatis
Yojimbo is a 1961 Japanese samurai movie co-written, produced, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa. In the movie, a rōnin arrives in a small town where competing crime lords vie for supremacy.
The two bosses each try to hire the newcomer as a bodyguard.
In 1860, during the final years of the Edo period, a rōnin wanders through a desolate Japanese countryside. Coming to a fork in the road, he chooses which path to take at random by thowing a branch onto the ground and following the path that it points towards.
While stopping at a farmhouse for water, the rōnin overhears an elderly couple lamenting that their only son, not wanting to waste his life as a farmer, has run off to join the "gamblers" who have descended on a nearby town overrun with criminals and divided between two rival yakuza bosses...