|THE LOWLY RONIN: HANAYAMA DAIKICHI|
"Suronin Hanayama Daikichi"
Director: TANAKA Tokuzo
Cast: MATSUKATA Hiroki, WATANABE Hiroyuki, TAWARA Toshihiko
Low-caste former samurai Hanayama Daikichi and his gambler friend Hanji of Yaizu, come to a once peaceful post town of Kofu. A town now filled with gamblers, prostitutes, and unscrupulous opportunists, all drawn by the smell of blood and the scent of newly-mined gold. Daikichi brings a little girl whose father has been butchered by yakuza assassins, hoping to find her family. Intrigue and violence follow the group as they must ward off a deadly female spy and a mysterious ronin with a violent past. Tension mounts as all these forces come together to unravel a secret which will unleash a wave of violence that could destroy them all. This exciting tale is highlighted by Matsukata Hiroki reprising the role his father Konoe Jushiro made famous.
1995 Color Academy Standard (4:3) 94 Mins.
Japanese with Optional English subtitles.