Irezumi Hantaro - The great Okawa Hashizo, in one of his most powerful roles risks his life and limb to help save the lovely Onaka from a terrible lifestyle.
Starting out as a down on his luck gambler, Hantaro refuses to accept punishment for running up a 10 ryo debt in a crooked dice game. Forced from his village he must go on the run and learn how to fend for himself. After 3 years on the road, his past finally catches up to him when he gets spotted by a pair of gang members.
The action heats up after he saves Onaka from committing suicide and the two find themselves battling all odds for survival. This is a serious film with a strong story and exciting sword action!
Director: Masahiro Makino
Stars: OKAWA HASHIZO, OKA SATOMI
1963 - JAPANESE with ENGLISH SUBTITLES - COLOR - WIDESCREEN - 90 MINUTES