And do they have four seasons there, too?
The area where I've been living has been in the direct path of typhoons twice now within one month, to no visible damage. Where are the Army Corps of Engineers to take notes? I ask you!
In ESL instruction parlance, kishotenketsu/kishoutenketsu which describes a certain type of essay construction--or lack of construction, as far as English speakers are concerned. (The definition I link to there seems to be the most accurate: it is sometimes used to refer to a "Rashomon-style".) However, when I questioned my teacher, she told me that 起承転結 was actually a rather specific structure, and that the point introduced in the "ten" (転) section is very important. In other words, it is always connected to the previous points, usually in an opposing way (apparently similar to how in certain style of American composition one's supposed to deal with counterarguments). She did say, however, that perhaps the connection between the points might take a little training to see in some cases.
Incidentally, do people really think that, regarding Rashomon, although "[w]e see the crime repeated 4 times with subtle variations, in the end there is no clear indication of who really is the criminal, the viewer must decide"? I always thought it very clear which version of the story was the most accurate, in the movie's eyes--the last one. The fact that it's presented last, for one! Despite the fact that the witness' character is critiqued. (The short story, incidentally, is a bit different, since it ends on the evidence of the ghost of the murdered man, but I had the same conclusion.)
The way the question is phrased, I don't interpret it as "who holds the real responsibility for this having happened" (although I think that answer, with the moralism in the framing elements, is also fairly clear: society and sad circumstance and coincidence, are the root cause), but "who ultimately stuck the man." And that, I do think is fairly clear from the movie. I'm willing to be an odd person out on this one, but I never really entertained any doubt. (Nor did I doubt that every storyteller in that movie had their own reasons for believing their version was true, but that is yet another question.)