Zatoichi's Pilgrimage

Zatoichi's Pilgrimage


座頭市海を渡る
Zatōichi Umi O Wataru
Zatoichi Cross the Ocean

Director Kazuo Ikehiro
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Kaneto Shindo
Photography Senkichiro Takeda
Sound Iwao Otani
Lighting Reijiro Yamashita
Art Yoshinobu Nishioka
Music Ichiro Saito
Editor Toshio Taniguchi
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date August 13, 1966
Runtime 82 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966)
Followed by Zatoichi's Cane Sword (1967)
Poster

座頭市海を渡る
Zatōichi Umi O Wataru
Zatoichi Cross the Ocean

Staff
Director Kazuo Ikehiro
Original Story Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay Kaneto Shindo
Photography Senkichiro Takeda
Sound Iwao Otani
Lighting Reijiro Yamashita
Art Yoshinobu Nishioka
Music Ichiro Saito
Editor Toshio Taniguchi
Info
Production Companies Daiei
Release Date August 13, 1966
Runtime 82 minutes
Preceded by Zatoichi's Vengeance (1966)
Followed by Zatoichi's Cane Sword (1967)

Zatoichi goes on a pilgrimage to the Buddhist temples to try and assuage his guilt for being a killer. On the road he is attacked by a man, Eigoro, who seeks a bounty on Zatoichi. Zatoichi slays him, and is guided by Eigoro’s horse back to his hometown, where he meets Eigoro’s sister, Okichi. Okichi tells Zatoichi that Eigoro was in the employ of Boss Tohachi, who seeks to control the entire valley. Tohachi was opposed by Eigoro, so Tohachi sent him on the suicide mission to eliminate Zatoichi. Tohachi also desires Okichi to be his wife, so Zatoichi decides to remain for a while as Okichi’s bodyguard.

Zatoichi further humiliates Tohachi by winning a bet with him for a large sum, and then slaying the men Tohachi sends to follow and kill him. Zatoichi gives the money to Okichi to erect a proper headstone for Eigoro. Tohachi delivers an ultimatum to the village, and to Okichi in particular: by noon the following day, the village will belong to him and Okichi will be his wife. The village elders, who abhor violence, decide to let Zatoichi do the fighting for them. Zatoichi senses this, and knows he will be fighting Tohachi alone.

Tohachi and his gang arrive at the appointed time, and Zatoichi leads them on a chase throughout the village. Okichi desperately tries to rouse the village to help him, but none are willing to risk their lives. Only a lone farmer, Yasuzo, rebels against the elders and tries to help Zatoichi, but is immediately slain by Tohachi. Zatoichi finally slays Tohachi and the remainder of his gang. Zatoichi praises Yasuzo for his bravery, bringing shame upon the whole village. Zatoichi bids farewell to Okichi and departs.

企画
Planning
久保寺生郎
Ikuo Kubodera
原作
Original Story
子母沢寛
Kan Shimozawa
脚本
Screenplay
新藤兼人
Kaneto Shindo
撮影
Photography
武田千吉郎
Senkichiro Takeda
録音
Sound
大谷巌
Iwao Otani
照明
Lighting
山下礼二郎
Reijiro Yamashita
美術
Art
西岡善信
Yoshinobu Nishioka
音楽
Music
斎藤一郎
Ichiro Saito
編集
Editor
谷口登司夫
Toshio Taniguchi
擬斗
Action
楠本栄一
Eiichi Kusumoto
助監督
Assistant Director
宮嶋八蔵
Yoshizo Miyajima
製作主任
Production Manager
小沢宏
Hiroshi Ozawa
現像
Developing
東洋現像所
Toyo Laboratory
出演者
Performers


勝新太郎
Shintaro Katsu

安田道代
Michiyo Masuda

東野孝彦
Takahiko Tono

山形勲
Isao Yamagata

五味龍太郎
Ryutaro Gomi

千波丈太郎
Jotaro Senba

井川比佐志
Hisashi Igawa

田中邦衛
Kunie Tanaka

三島雅夫
Masao Mishima

守田学
Kakuya Morita

伊達三郎
Saburo Date

堀北幸夫
Yukio Horikita

杉山昌三九
Shosaku Sugiyama

寺島雄作
Yusaku Terashima

原聖四郎
Shiro Harasei

南条新太郎
Shintaro Nanjo

荒木忍
Shinobu Araki

勝村淳
Jun Katsumura

舟木洋一
Yoichi Funaki

沖時男
Tokio Oki

東良之助
Toshiaki Higashi

志賀明
Akira Shiga

徳田竹司
Takeshi Tokuda

園恵子
Keiko En

森下昌子
Masao Morishita

小林加奈枝
Kanae Kobayashi
監督
Director
池広一夫
Kazuo Ikehiro