Zatoichi on the Road

Zatoichi on the Road


座頭市喧嘩旅
Zatōichi Kenkatabi
Zatoichi Fighting Journey

Director Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Minoru Inuzaka
Photography Shozo Honda
Sound Sakae Nagaoka
Lighting Hiroshi Mima
Art Yoshinobu Nishioka
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Kanji Suganuma
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date November 30, 1963
Runtime 88 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)
Followed by Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964)
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座頭市喧嘩旅
Zatōichi Kenkatabi
Zatoichi Fighting Journey

Staff
Director Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Minoru Inuzaka
Photography Shozo Honda
Sound Sakae Nagaoka
Lighting Hiroshi Mima
Art Yoshinobu Nishioka
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Kanji Suganuma
Info
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date November 30, 1963
Runtime 88 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi the Fugitive (1963)
Followed by Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (1964)

Zatoichi stumbles across the girl Omitsu, who is on the run from the yakuza, after she rebuffed their lord’s advances. Zatoichi pledges to get her safely home to Edo. However, Omitsu is from a very wealthy family, and there are many unscrupulous figures in pursuit of her, intending to hold her for ransom. One such figure is Ohisa, a young widow trying to get ahead. Meanwhile, Zatoichi is being drawn into a larger conflict between rival bosses Tobei and Hikozo. Hikozo is attempting to woo Zatoichi to his side; however, Hikozo’s partner, Tomegoro, has run afoul of Zatoichi after the blind man foiled his own attempt to kidnap Omitsu. Zatoichi learns this and knows that Tomegoro will not rest until he’s taken revenge on him.

After one too many attempts on their lives, Zatoichi arranges for a separate transport to deliver Omitsu to Edo. He then accepts Hikozo’s invitation to join the battle against Tobei. However, Ohisa intercepts Omitsu’s transport and has her brought to Tobei to use as bait for Zatoichi. Thus when the final battle starts, Zatoichi finds his loyalties tested, having already accepted payment from Hikozo but knowing that Omitsu is being used to blackmail him. Eventually he decides to side with Tobei and the battle begins in earnest. Ohisa, regretting her actions, finds Omitsu and whisks her away from the battlefield.

Zatoichi manages to isolate Hikozo, Tomegoro, and Tobei, and during the standoff accuses each of them of violating the code of honor by manipulating Omitsu for their gain. He slays all three of them, effectively ending the major conflict. While Omitsu flees to Edo, Zatoichi remains and dispatches Tobei’s remaining forces.

企画
Planning
久保寺生郎
Ikuo Kubodera
原作
Original Story
子母沢寛
Kan Shimozawa
脚本
Screenplay
犬塚稔
Minoru Inuzuka
撮影
Photography
本多省三
Shozo Honda
録音
Sound
長岡栄
Sakae Nagaoka
照明
Lighting
美間博
Hiroshi Mima
美術
Art
西岡善信
Yoshinobu Nishioka
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
編集
Editor
菅沼完二
Kanji Suganuma
装置
Apparatus
林米松
Yonematsu Hayashi
擬斗
Action
宮内昌平
Shohei Miyauchi
助監督
Assistant Director
西沢鋭治
Eiji Nishizawa
音響効果
Sound Effects
倉嶋暢
Manabu Kurashima
製作主任
Production Manager
村上忠男
Tadao Murakami
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
出演者
Performers


勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

藤村志保
Shiho Fujimura

島田竜三
Ryuzo Shimada

丹羽又三郎
Matasaburo Niwa

中村豊
Yutaka Nakamura

藤原礼子
Reiko Fujiwara

沢村宗之助
Sonosuke Sawamura

水原浩一
Koichi Mizuhara

杉山昌三九
Shosaku Sugiyama

寺島貢
Takashi Terashima

東良之助
Toshiaki Higashi

寺島雄作
Yusaku Terashima

吉田義夫
Yoshio Yoshida

沖時男
Tokio Oki

堀北幸夫
Yukio Horikita

木村玄
Gen Kimura

越川一
Ichi Koshikawa

細谷新吾
Shingo Hosoya

千石泰三
Yuzo Sengoku

大林一夫
Kazuo Obayashi

黒木英男
Hideo Kuroki

岩田正
Tadashi Iwata

志賀明
Akira Shiga

愛原光一
Koichi Aihara

小中島亮
Ryo Kohashima

大杉潤
Jun Osugi

西岡弘善
Hiroyoshi Nishioka

藤春保
Kei Fujiharu

竹谷俊彦
Toshihiko Takeya

三木正八郎
Masahachiro Miki

伊藤祐則
Masanori Ito

前川広三
Kozo Maekawa

上原寛二
Kenji Uehara

森宏之
Hiroyuki Mori

南正夫
Masao Minami

徳田竹司
Takeshi Tokuda

森内一夫
Kazuo Moriuchi

有村淳
Jun Arimura

小柳圭子
Keiko Koyanagi
監督
Director
安田公義
Kimiyoshi Yasuda