The Battle of Sekigahara was fought on Oct. 21, 1600, and changed the course of Japanese history. Tokugawa Ieyasu and his Army of the East won an overwhelming victory over the Army of the West led by Ishida Mitsunari, resulting in the political unification of the country and the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate for the next 260 years.

The battle has never been depicted in its entirety on screen, however, until Masato Harada tackled it for his new epic “Sekigahara,” based on Ryotaro Shiba’s classic three-volume historical novel.

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