On the roads of Japan, follow Matthias, a kendo practitioner, to discover one of the most emblematic martial arts of the Japanese archipelago.

Frustrated for knowing kendo only in France, Matthias decides to go to Japan to learn more. He will cross the whole country, from the city of Kagoshima in the south, to Wakkanai, at the north of the island of Hokkaido.

And through his various meetings with practitioners, artisans, artists, and teachers, he will discover what truly defines kendo, and the importance it has in Japanese history and society.