In 16th century Japan, the village of Tatara in Izumo prefecture had already long been revered for its incredible steel. Gosuke is a young man born to be the next Murage or Master Blacksmith for this legendary town. However, this was the end of Japan's Sengoku civil war period and a man named Oda Nobunaga was about to change the map of Japan forever.
When raiders run ruin in Tatara, Gosuke heads out to find the path of the Samurai for himself. Horrified by the experience of war in Nobunaga's army, he returns home only to find that war has followed him home. This time, it is with a heavy demand for guns to end a tyranny of swords. Through trial and loss, Gosuke may soon learn that the true qualities of a samurai come with what they make, not just what they do.
Tatara Samurai is a movie steeped in history. This may be a fictionalized but it pays tribute to a legacy of craftsmanship and some of the most amazing steel man has ever forged. It also plays well to the best aspects of the Kurosawa samurai films, deftly combining sword-slicing action, drama and humanity for a thoroughly entertaining experience.