- Awesome Music: Listen and try not to feel happy.
- Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Two particularly heavy-handed but important messages: Don't judge a book by its cover, and violence is meaningless and only begets violence.
- What an Idiot!: There's this one particular ugly samurai from the sidekicks that really didn't get what Sanjuro was doing.
- Mutsuta's daughter calling loudly to her cousin when she discovered the camellias. Izaka calls her out on it.
YMMV / Sanjuro