Kazuo Ikehiro

Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold

Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold

After arriving in a small village, Zatoichi finds himself accused of stealing the citizens’ hefty tax payments. To clear his name, he must face off against a corrupt official, a succession of hired blades, and a bullwhip-wielding titan, played by star Shintaro Katsu’s brother Tomisaburo Wakayama. This sixth installment of the increasingly popular and prestigious Zatoichi series features ravishing visuals by Rashomon cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa.

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Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

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$159.96

Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold
Cast
Shintaro Katsu
Zatoichi
Shogo Shimada
Chuji Kunisada
Machiko Hasegawa
Ogin
Tomisaburo Wakayama
Jushiro
Tatsuya Ishiguro
Enzo
Matasaburo Niwa
Asataro
Hikosaburo Kataoka
Iwajiro
Mikiko Tsubouchi
Ochiyo
Credits
Director
Kazuo Ikehiro
Produced by
Shozaburo Asai
Original story by
Kan Shimozawa
Screenplay
Shozaburo Asai
Screenplay
Akikazu Ota
Cinematography
Kazuo Miyagawa
Edited by
Takashi Taniguchi
Original music
Ichiro Saito
Art direction
Yoshinobu Nishioka

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