For those who are interested in the world of Legend of the Five Rings, but don't want to spend money on it, the other year Alderac released a quickstart PDF for Free RPG Day. This PDF is available from their site and is a great introduction to the game and how it differs from most traditional western fantasy games.
The PDF consists of a short intro story, an overview of the game rules (this is actually the majority of the basic rules of the game, so not much more is needed), the adventure Legacy of Disaster and a large cast of pre-generated characters for the players to choose from for the game.
Quick to pick up and run this is an excellent introduction to the L5R world. Give it a go, even if it is only for an evening.