ZATOICHI ON THE ROAD (zatoichi and the scoundrels; blind swordsman zatoichi: fighting journey; masseur ichi on the road; zatoichi kenka tabi) (1963 JAPAN) D: KIMIYOSHI YASUDA W: MINORO INUZUKA P: IKURO KUBOKAWA
The legendary blind masseur (Shintaro Katsu) peforms a dying man's wish and transports a girl (Shiho Fujimura) back to her family in Edo. Various other parties try to get their hands on her, and it all ends with a gang war. Another excellent entry in this prolific and consistent series. With Ryouzo Shimada, Yoshio Yoshida, Sonosuke Sawamura, Kazunari Doi, Ryonosuke Azuma, Mitsugu Terashima, Yukio Horikita and Shyosaku Sugiyama. Director Yasuda also helmed the first DAIMAJIN movie. Followed by MASSEUR ICHI AND A CHEST OF GOLD.

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