The Abe Clan
is a 1938 Japanese historical period film directed by Hisatora Kumagai and released by Toho. It is an adaptation of the 1913 Japanese short story "Abe ichizoku" by Mori Ōgai.
Set during the Tokugawa period, Hosokawa Tadatoshi, feudal lord of the Higo Province, falls ill but forbids his vassals from committing seppuku after he dies. They all defy his request and after Abe Yaichi'emon, the last loyal holdout, also commits seppuku, Mitsunao, Tadatoshi's son and the new feudal lord, punishes the Abe clan for Yaichi'emon's disobedience.
|author||Hisatora Kumagai Masao Adachi|
|keywords||feudal lord higo province seppuku tokugawa period|
|productionCompany||P.C.L. Toho Eiga|
|publisher||Toho Eiga Distribution Corp.|