Adventures of Zatoichi

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Adventures of Zatoichi
Directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Produced by Shozaburo Asai
Written by Shozaburo Asai
Kan Shimozawa (story)
Starring Shintaro Katsu
Eiko Taki
Miwa Takada
Music by Taichirô Kosugi
Cinematography Shôzô Honda
Release dates
  • December 30, 1964 (1964-12-30) (Japan)
Running time
86 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Adventures of Zatoichi (座頭市関所破り Zatōichi sekisho-yaburi?) is a 1964 Japanese chambara film directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda and starring Shintaro Katsu as the blind masseur Zatoichi. It was originally released by the Daiei Motion Picture Company (later acquired by Kadokawa Pictures).

Adventures of Zatoichi is the ninth episode in the 26-part film series devoted to the character of Zatoichi.


On his way to a village to celebrate the New Year's festival, Zatoichi is asked by a man to deliver a message to a woman. Upon delivery, he rooms with a young women who is searching for her missing father.



Critical response[edit]

Adventures of Zatoichi currently has three positive reviews, and no negative reviews at Rotten Tomatoes.[2]


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