This page is a guide to the cultural and historical details seen in the first Rurouni Kenshin OVA series released in the US as Samurai X Trust and Betrayal. This title is also available in a director's cut that is the full work as one film, I recommend this version as it is complete without the breaks between the secions.
The structure of this page is simple first a list of all the details for each OVA in the order in which they appear and then, for the ones I have information for, in categories by type.
The items in bold with page numbers refer to entries in two of my books The Anime Companion and The Anime Companion 2, links go to Anime Companion supplement entries for newer items.
I also have a webpage listing some Books on the Bakumatsu and Early Meiji