- Release Date
- July, 1st, 1962
- Running Time
- 71 min
- Screening Format
- -,HDCAM SR
- Screen Size
- Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
[ Directed by ]
[ Cast ]
[ Staff ]
- SHINDO Kaneto ── Screenplay
- SHIBATA Renzaburo ── Original Story
- SAITO Ichiro ── Music
[ Production Company ]
[ Distributor (Japan) ]
[ Story ]
Shingo lives with his father and his sister Yoshio.
One day he wins a fencing match with another master swordsman in the presence of the lord. When the loser attacks his father and sister, Shingo hurries home to find Yoshio already dead and with his dying breath his father tells him that his real father is a man called Tada and his mother, Fujiko, a lady-in-waiting of the Iida Clan.
At the command of the Clan Chamberlain, Fujiko had killed her lord's paramour, and fearing their lord's wrath, the Iida clansmen had asked Tada to abduct her. After a year together Shingo was born. The Iida Clansmen had hoped the sight of a child would soften their lord's heart, but he was adamant and demanded her execution. Tada executed the wife he loved so dearly, and she died willingly at his hands without regret.
Shingo starts for Edo where, impressed by his skill, Chiba, the fencing teacher, recommends him to Superintendent Matsudaira of the Mito clan, whom he serves faithfully for three years.
About this time, the anti-foreign elements in the Mito clan burn down the British Embassy, and the Superintendent departs for Mito with Shingo. Finally, the Superintendent is tricked and killed and Shingo prepares to follow his master in death.
【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1962 5.4】
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