You walk up to the Doshin Office to find the door locked. The Doshin are busy protecting the borders of the village from thieves.
Nearby on a wall is a notice that Commoners found carrying katana will be imprisoned. Nailed to the door is an official roster of wanted criminals and the bounties offered for their heads.
A few men that do seem to be associated with the doshin doze near the entrance. Every so often someone approaches and slips them something that clinks and jingles.