Blind traveler Zatoichi (Beat Takeshi) is a master swordsman and a masseur with a fondness for gambling on dice games. When he arrives in a village torn apart by warring gangs, he sets out to protect the townspeople. He is also enlisted to help two sibling geisha, Okinu (Yûko Daike) and Osei (Daigorô Tachibana), avenge the murder of their parents, who were slaughtered in a massacre. Zatoichi must fight his way through numerous enemies before finally clashing with a heartless crime boss.
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Cast: Beat Takeshi, Tadanobu Asano, Michiyo Ohkusu, Yui Natsukawa, Yûko Daike, Saburô Ishikura, Daigorô Tachibana, Ittoku Kishibe and Akira Emoto