LOWLY RONIN: HANAYAMA DAIKICHI (Suronin Hanayama Daikichi)
1995 – color – 94 minutes – Remastered Academy Standard (4:3)
Starring: MATSUKATA Hiroki
WATANABE Hiroyuki, TAWARA Toshihiko
Directed by: MURUKAWA Toru
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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.