''Curta de animação japonesa, realizada por Ozamu Tesuka, no qual um samurai encontra uma espada misteriosa, que se encontra espetada num boneco de palha. A partir desse momento o samurai corta bonecos de palha por onde quer que passe, levando-o à loucura.
Escrito por Xykko''
''A man with arms which can kill people like puppets is not aware that he himself has already become a puppet.'' In this short hand-drawn silent animation, a wandering samurai learns this lesson firsthand.
Along his travels, the samurai comes across a straw dummy at the base of a tree, with a sword lodged in its body. Upon drawing it out, the samurai learns that the blade is imbued with magic, and immensely powerful. The power comes at a price, though, and wielding the blade begins to slowly drive the warrior mad. He now has a choice to make: remain himself, or sacrifice his sanity for ultimate power?