The Inn of Fallen Leaves
by Mitch Davies
As Japan's ruling clan loses its grip on the power it has held for over 250 years, is clan loyalty top priority, or do the lives of the nation's individuals claim that spot? Cho, the yojimbo and handy man of a second tier inn along the Nakasendo Highway, confronts Akiyama, a clan samurai from Mito province. Akiyama throws Cho's world into a state of confusion and a battle of wits and ego begins.