Actor Eijiro Tono (1907-1994)

Yojimbo The Lower Depths Sword of the Beast

Stray DogAkira Kurosawa (1949)
Tokyo Story – Yasujiro Ozu (1953)
Seven SamuraiAkira Kurosawa (1954)
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji TempleHiroshi Inagaki (1955)
Samurai III: Duel on Ganryu IslandHiroshi Inagaki (1956)
The Lower DepthsAkira Kurosawa (1957)
Port of HonorSadatsugu Matsuda (1957)
Yagyu Secret Scrolls, Part IHiroshi Inagaki (1957)
Yagyu Secret Scrolls, Part IIHiroshi Inagaki (1958)
The Three TreasuresHiroshi Inagaki (1959)
The Human Condition II: The Road to EternityMasaki Kobayashi (1959)
Chuji the Gambler – Senkichi Taniguchi (1960)
YojimboAkira Kurosawa (1961)
Pigs and Battleships – Shohei Imamura (1961)
An Autumn Afternoon – Yasujiro Ozu (1962)
Princess Sen and HideyoriMasahiro Makino (1962)
Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai – Tadashi Imai (1963)
Shinobi No Mono 3: ResurrectionKazuo Mori (1963)
High and LowAkira Kurosawa (1963)
Musashi Miyamoto 4: Duel at Ichijoji TempleTomu Uchida (1964)
Pale Flower – Masahiro Shinoda (1964)
Sword of the BeastHideo Gosha (1965)
Samurai AssassinKihachi Okamoto (1965)
Red BeardAkira Kurosawa (1965)
Zatoichi's Cane SwordKimiyoshi Yasuda (1967)
Kill!Kihachi Okamoto (1968)
GoyokinHideo Gosha (1969)
Hunter in the DarkHideo Gosha (1979)

(Key films outside the jidai-geki genre are listed in gray)

A prolific character actor with a massive resume, Tono is well remembered for his role as Gonji in Yojimbo. He also originated the lead role in the long-running jidai-geki TV series Mito Komon, in which he starred from 1969 to 1983 (although I haven't had the chance to see it).

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