Synopsis: Ancient Japan. Fleeing from enemies, two wounded samurai arrive at a strange old temple in a remote location in the mountains. The doors to the place are opened by a beautiful and exotic woman, who beckons them inside. Unable to walk any further, they collapse from exhaustion. One of the samurai awakens to find himself miraculously healed. He meets his saviour, a mysterious man who tells him that his friend died from his wounds. The samurai is persuaded to stay the night. His host tells him the legend of the "Tengu", a goblin which is said to reside in the mountains dining on the flesh of men. He goes on to reveal the true name of the Tengu : Aragami. When the samurai asks if Aragami poses a threat to the temple, his host answers : "I am Aragami". The only way for the Samurai to leave the temple is to destroy Aragami.
78 min

So youre awake?

Fix something to eat.

I hope you like it.

Help yourself

Thank you. I will.

Very Good.

Wheres the guy?

The man who brought you?

I did what i could...

... but his wounds

were too deep.

I see.

I have no family.

He was like a brother to me.

Im sorry.

War is cruel to everyone.

Where is he?

I cleaned his body...

...changed his kimono...

...and laid him in another room.

You did?

Thats one more thing

I must thank you for.

Dont let it concern you.

This is a very unusual temple.

Are you its priest?


It was derelict.

Not many come

this deep into the mountains.

I dont get along with people

very well.

Ive been living here for years.

I see.

And the lady?

Well, its a bit complicated.

Shes been here for years.

Anyway, what are you

going to do?



Ill take...

...his body back to his home.

I have no home,

but he does.

Thats the only way

I can mourn him.

Thank you for everything.

Ill take my leave.

Whats your hurry?

The enemy will be looking for you

on the road you came.

To the west is a sheer cliff.

You could go down it,

but in this rain... might collapse.

I say this

for your own good.

Rest the night here.

I have few guests.

I dislike society,

so Ive retired to this temple.

Im glad to have someone

to drink with after so long.

I know, considering your friend,that

this is not an auspicious encounter...

...but perhaps this,too,

is some kind of destiny.


Lets drink the night away...

...and sit vigil for him.

Ill take you up on that, then.

You have my thanks.

No, you have mine.

Well make a night of it.

This is a drink called "wine",

from a land called "France".

Its made from grapes.

A strange taste...

...but a good one.

Isnt it?

Drink up!

This liquor, and this temple...

Its all new to me.

Is all of this from foreign lands?


I traveled far before

I chanced upon this temple.

And that Buddha,

is it foreign, too?

The face is strange.

I carved it.


Yes.Living here,

i have lots and lots of time.

Its quite something!

Its not so much Buddha

as a carving of me.

Do you see?

Perhaps a little,

now you mention it.

Speak your mind.

Its a very heavy rain.

Well, it should stop

by tomorrow.

The mountain roads

are dangerous.

And there is a legend

they tell of this mountain.

Do you know it?


They say the long-nosed goblin

haunts this mountain.


Who haunts this forest,

who seizes men to eat?

The very same.

"Tengu" rules this mountain.

He hears the drop of a pin.

He sees a thousand leagues.

He scents the difference between

a mans blood and a beasts...

...and he eats only flesh.

But "Tengu" is just the name...

...that people give him.

Hes really "Aragami"...

...a fury of wild violence,

the Raging God of Battle.

You seem to know this well.

But isnt something

as dangerous as that...

...a threat to this temple?

Not really.

Because this "Aragami"... me.

You had me there!

Sorry, sorry.

But "Tengu" legend is real.

Even if he did appear, you look like

a strong man with a sword.

You could handle him.

What about you?

To survive that battle,

and those wounds...

Im sure more than a few men

have fallen before you.

Tell me... many have you killed?

To count them would be

in very bad taste.


So you kill men

in uncounted numbers...

...and forget?

Shouldnt you remember

the lives you take?

Ive killed 794.

I remember...

...their shape, their voice...

...the last look on their face...


May I see my friend?

He scents the difference between

a mans blood and a beasts.

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