Part of the 2021 season: This is My Place

Samurai Shifters

Director INUDO Isshin


(Hikkoshi daimyo!,  引っ越し大名!)

When the lord of Himeji fiefdom is ordered to relocate his entire town by the shogunate, the unenviable task of administrating the move falls with Katagiri Harunosuke (HOSHINO Gen), a hapless and shy librarian lacking in any real presence. With no experience in office admin, he enlists the help of Oran (TAKAHATA Mitsuki), the daughter of a former magistrate in charge of relocation who well understands his predicament. Together with a band of friends, they undertake the almost impossible mission of relocating their domain with little to no money and a lot of herculean energy. Will they succeed or fail and risk punishment?

Based on the anecdotal story of real-life feudal lord Matsudaira Naonori (1642-1695), director of Josee, the Tiger and the Fish and Zero Focus (both screened as part of earlier editions of JFTFP), INUDO leads an all-star cast in a raucous tale of light-hearted misadventure and uniting together under one cause. All while imparting some relevant lessons for surviving in the current times.

2019/120 min/English Subtitles



Screening Dates:


Tuesday, 23 February from 18:00 (GMT) – 48 hour rental window



Saturday, 6 March from 10:00 (GMT) – 48 hour rental window




Programme Note:

Samurai Shifters