is a 2007 film made by Japan-resident Chinese director Li Ying. It took ten years to complete and had been screened at the Pusan International Film Festival 2007, World Cinema Competition Sundance Film Festival 2008 and Berlin Film Festival 2008. It also won the best-documentary award at the Hong Kong International Film Festival.


The film looks at the history of Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo, where more than 2 million of Japan's war dead are enshrined. More than 1,000 of them are war criminals convicted at the 1946–1948 Tokyo Tribunal, including 14 Class A war criminals, Hideki Tōjō among them. The film not only shows the widely-reported political incidents associated with the shrine but also takes an in-depth look at the shrine's sword-making tradition, the Yasukuni sword being the film's underlying motif. Interspersed with other scenes filmed at the shrine is serene footage of the last living Yasukuni swordsmith, the 90-year-old Naoji Kariya, working on his presumably-final creation.