Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple

Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple


續宮本武蔵 一乘寺の決斗
Zoku Miyamoto Musashi Ichijōji No Kettō
Continued Miyamoto Musashi: Duel of Ichijoji Temple

Director Hiroshi Inagaki
Original Story Eiji Yoshikawa
Dramatization Hideji Hojo
Screenplay Tokuhei Wakao
Hiroshi Inagaki
Photography Jun Yasumoto
Art Director Kisaku Ito
Sound Choshichiro Mikami
Lighting Shigeru Mori
Music Ikuma Dan
Assistant Director Jun Fukuda
Editor Hidefumi Oi
Production Companies Toho
Release Date July 12, 1955
Runtime 103 minutes
Preceded by Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)
Followed by Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)
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續宮本武蔵 一乘寺の決斗
Zoku Miyamoto Musashi Ichijōji No Kettō
Continued Miyamoto Musashi: Duel of Ichijoji Temple

Staff
Director Hiroshi Inagaki
Original Story Eiji Yoshikawa
Dramatization Hideji Hojo
Screenplay Tokuhei Wakao
Hiroshi Inagaki
Photography Jun Yasumoto
Art Director Kisaku Ito
Sound Choshichiro Mikami
Lighting Shigeru Mori
Music Ikuma Dan
Assistant Director Jun Fukuda
Editor Hidefumi Oi
Info
Production Companies Toho
Release Date July 12, 1955
Runtime 103 minutes
Preceded by Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)
Followed by Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)

For three years since he left Kyoto, Musashi Miyamoto has been traveling the Japanese countryside, seeking to master the sword. After a successful duel in Iga, Miyamoto receives a warning from the local priest: to beware the curse of being so strong that he overlooks the immaterial. Miyamoto returns to Kyoto where he challenges the Yoshioka school of fencing. After humiliating their best swordsmen, Miyamoto requests a duel with Seijuro, the head of the school. However, the other ranking members of the Yoshioka clan refuse to allow Seijuro to meet Miyamoto, who they consider inferior, and seek to eliminate him through various underhanded means. Miyamoto takes refuge with the Lady Yoshino, in the geisha district, where he becomes more experienced in artistic pursuits. Meanwhile, Otsu, Miyamoto’s love from his home village, has also reunited with him in Kyoto, although she fears his love for the sword has overshadowed her. Akemi, who had fallen in love with Miyamoto during the war, is aware of Otsu’s relationship to him and tries to scare her off, claiming that she is betrothed to him. Otsu is heartbroken and returns to her village, where she seeks to become a nun in the temple.

Miyamoto emerges from hiding and brokers a proper duel with Seijuro through an intermediary, the swordsman Sasaki. Sasaki also has notices published announcing the affair at Ichijoji Temple, so that either party will be dishonored for failing to meet the terms of the duel. However, the Yoshioka’s bar Seijuro from attending the duel and instead plot an ambush with the 80 remaining able-bodied men of their school. Akemi warns Miyamoto of the treachery, but he goes to meet them anyway. Miyamoto slays many of the ambushers immediately, and using the terrain to his advantage eludes capture in the thick forest surrounding the temple. There he finally meets Seijuro, who has come to settle the matter of his honor once and for all. Miyamoto manages to disarm him, but refrains from slaying him, remembering his lesson from the priest at Iga.

Miyamoto is recovered and treated by Otsu; she had heard of the duel and was compelled to come and find him, choosing him over life as a temple nun. Miyamoto is tempted to stay with Otsu and take her to wife, but restrains himself and leaves once more. His journey to master himself is not yet finished. Meanwhile, Sasaki observes Miyamoto’s career from the sidelines, waiting for him to grow in stature. Sasaki’s ultimate goal, then, is to challenge Miyamoto himself and claim that stature for his own…

製作
Producer
滝村和男
Kazuo Takimura
原作
Original Story
吉川英治
Eiji Yoshikawa
劇化
Dramatization
北條秀司
Hideji Hojo
脚本
Screenplay
若尾徳平
Tokuhei Wakao

稲垣浩
Hiroshi Inagaki
撮影
Photography
安本淳
Jun Yasumoto
美術監督
Art Director
伊藤熹朔
Kisaku Ito
美術
Art
園真
Makoto Sono
録音
Sound
三上長七郎
Choshichiro Mikami
照明
Lighting
森茂
Shigeru Mori
音楽
Music
團伊玖磨
Ikuma Dan
按舞
Assignment
吾妻徳穂
Tokuho Azuma
剣道指導
Kendo Instruction
杉野嘉男
Yoshio Sugino
監督助手
Assistant Director
福田純
Jun Fukuda
編集
Editor
大井英史
Hidefumi Oi
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
森本朴
Paku Morimoto
出演者
Performers

宮本武蔵
Musashi Miyamoto
三船敏郎
Toshiro Mifune
佐々木小次郎
Kojiro Sasaki
鶴田浩二
Koji Tsuruta
朱実
Akemi
岡田茉莉子
Mariko Okada
お通
Otsu
八千草薫
Kaoru Yachigusa
吉野太夫
Dayu Yoshino
木暮実千代
Michio Kogure
お甲
Oko
水戸光子
Mitsuko Mito
吉岡清十郎
Seijuro Yoshioka
平田昭彦
Akihiko Hirata
祇園藤次
Teruji Gion
加東大介
Daisuke Kato
宗彭沢庵
Takuan Soho
尾上九朗右衛門
Kurouemon Onoue
本位田又八
Matahachi Honiden
堺左千夫
Sachio Sakai
吉岡伝七郎
Shichiro Yoshioka
藤木悠
Yu Fujiki
小菩薩太夫
Tayu Kobosatsu
北川町子
Machiko Kitagawa
お杉
Osugi
三好栄子
Eiko Miyoshi
宍戸梅軒
Baiken Shishido
東野英治郎
Eijiro Tono
城太郎
Jotaro
飯田健人
Kento Ida
権六
Gonroku
谷晃
Akira Tani
本阿弥光悦
Koetsu Honami
御橋公
Ko Mihashi
老僧日観
Nitsukan Monk
高堂国典
Kuninori Kodo
禿りん弥
Wataru Hagerin
近藤圭子
Keiko Kondo
妙秀尼
Myoshuni
滝花久子
Hisako Takihana

田島義文
Yoshibumi Tajima

山本廉
Ren Yamamoto

西条悦郎
Etsuro Saijo

久世龍
Ryu Kuze

鉄一郎
Ichiro Tetsu

浜田寅彦
Torahiko Hamada

稲葉義男
Yoshio Inaba

桜井巨郎
Giro Sakurai

松尾文人
Fuminto Matsuo

伊藤実
Minoru Ito

堤康久
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi

岩本弘司
Koji Iwamoto

今泉廉
Ren Imaizumi

緒方燐作
Rinsaku Ogata

牧壮吉
Sokichi Maki

田武謙三
Kenzo Tabu
監督
Director
稲垣浩
Hiroshi Inagaki