PG | | Action, Adventure, Drama
Zatoichi promises to deliver a maiden safely home but finds two dangerous gangs have a mysterious interest in the young girl.
While Zatoichi is repeatedly referred to as a masseur in the English subtitles, the Japanese term Anma would be more correct. Anma was both the term used for the practice and the generally nomadic practitioner of Japanese massage. In fact, edicts were passed so that massage was solely a vocation for the blind, forbidden to be learned by any with sight.
Boss Tobei of Shimozuma:
You blind bastard!
Boss Tomegoro of Kagotame: I run an honest business.
Zatôichi: Then why did you try to kidnap the girl?
Boss Tomegoro of Kagotame: No, it wasn't like that. It was -...
Zatôichi: Nobody has a worse reputation around here than you guys.
Zatôichi: You too.
Boss Hikozo of Doyama: What?
Zatôichi: Using an innocent woman as bait - Unscrupulous coward! None ...
The string attached to the dragonfly is visible as it lands on a bush next to Zatoichi and Mitsu, who are being attacked, and also when it returns after the fight.
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