Four Days of Snow and Blood (1989)

In February 1936, several government ministers were assassinated by a cadre of junior officers in a failed coup d’état. With militant idealism, the dissident group was distressed about dire poverty and unemployment in Japan, despite their country’s recent conquest of Manchuria.

The rebellious officers and those who influenced them ideologically were executed. In the subsequent purge of the military, many officers, including those supporting the radical Kōdōha (Imperial Way Faction), were transferred to the reserves, giving the control of the military to the more conservative Tōseiha (Control Faction).