Based on the play ”Mabuta no haha” by famed author Shin Hasegawa, this is the first major starring role for Tomisaburo Wakayama. This heartfelt story concerns a wandering gambler from Banba by the name of Chutaro. Set during the Tenpo Period, Chutaro runs afoul of Boss Sukegoro of Iioka. Pursued by vengeance seeking swordsmen, Chutaro displays his phenomenal martial art skills. Abandoned as a child, he seeks to find his long lost mother, while at the same time fighting off numerous attacks by Iioka’s men.
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his is the new remastered print of Chutaro of Banba with Tomisaburo Wakayama and not the version I uploaded few years ago without subtitles. A remake was later made in 1962 with Kinnosuke Nakamura in the lead as Chutaro in “In Search of Mother!" Based on the play ”Mabuta no Haha” by famed author Shin Hasegawa, this is the first major starring role of Tomisaburo Wakayama. Set during the Tenpo Period, Chutaro runs afoul of Boss Sukegoro of Iioka, prior to the great showdown that formed the centerpiece of the first Zatoichi movie. This is a preview of Wakayama’s internationally famous Lone Wolf and Cub series!