A priest and a woodcutter sit under Rashomon Bridge in the rain.
The woodcutter recounts what happened when he went into the woods.
The noblewoman recounts her version of the incident in the woods at court.
The woodcutter, the priest, and the commoner reflect upon the story they just discussed.
The woodcutter uses parts of Rashomon Bridge to start a fire, while the commoner attempts to understand the story.
The priest, the commoner, and the woodcutter wonder about the plausibility of the dead samurai's account.
The woodcutter offers to take the abandoned baby and raise it as his own.