The Works of the Sensei
Zen of the Old Masters (1930s-1960)

These listings represent my personal collection and films I have seen. This is not meant as a comprehensive census of all known jidai-geki, but the list is always growing and maybe I'll get there eventually.

The Million Ryo PotSadao Yamanaka (1935)
Humanity and Paper BalloonsSadao Yamanaka (1937)
The Singing LovebirdsMasahiro Makino (1939)
The Color Print of EdoKazuo Mori (1939)

The 47 Ronin – Kenji Mizoguchi (1941)
Musashi Miyamoto – Kenji Mizoguchi (1944)
The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's TailAkira Kurosawa (1945)
The Famous Sword – Kenji Mizoguchi (1945)
Five Women Around Utamaro – Kenji Mizoguchi (1946)

RashomonAkira Kurosawa (1950)
Miss Oyu – Kenji Mizoguchi (1951)
Five Men of Edo – Daisuke Ito (1951)
Sasaki Kojiro: The Whole StoryHiroshi Inagaki (1951)
The Tale of Genji – Kozaburo Yoshimura (1951)
The Life of Oharu – Kenji Mizoguchi (1952)
Okuni and Gohei – Mikio Naruse (1952)
Vagabonds in a Country at WarHiroshi Inagaki (1952)
Vendetta of SamuraiKazuo Mori (1952)
Tsukigata Hanpeita – Kokichi Uchide (1952)
Gate of Hell – Teinosuke Kinugasa (1953)
Ugetsu – Kenji Mizoguchi (1953)

Seven SamuraiAkira Kurosawa (1954)
Sansho the Bailiff – Kenji Mizoguchi (1954)
The Crucified Lovers – Kenji Mizoguchi (1954)
Samurai I: Musashi MiyamotoHiroshi Inagaki (1954)
Sorceror's Orb – Juichi Kawano (1954)

Bloody Spear on Mount FujiTomu Uchida (1955)
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji TempleHiroshi Inagaki (1955)
The Black Hooded Man – Kiyoshi Saeki (1955)
The Black Hooded Man 2 – Kokichi Uchide (1955)
The Swordsman and the ActressYasushi Sasaki (1955)
Tales of the Taira Clan – Kenji Mizoguchi (1955)
Warrior's FluteYasushi Sasaki (1955)

Samurai III: Duel on Ganryu IslandHiroshi Inagaki (1956)
Mysteries of Edo – Shoji Matsumura (1956)
Ninja's WeaponSadatsugu Matsuda (1956)
Peach Boy – Tsuneyo Kobayashi (1956)
Scramble for Fortune – Ryo Hagiwara (1956)
The Seven Vows Part 1Yasushi Sasaki (1956)
The Seven Vows Part 2Yasushi Sasaki (1956)
The Seven Vows Part 3Yasushi Sasaki (1956)

Throne of BloodAkira Kurosawa (1957)
The Lower DepthsAkira Kurosawa (1957)
Port of HonorSadatsugu Matsuda (1957)
Bored Hatamoto: Riddle of the Snake Princess' MansionYasushi Sasaki (1957)
Lord MitoYasushi Sasaki (1957)
The Lord Takes a BrideSadatsugu Matsuda (1957)
Magistrate Toyama 1: Falcon Magistrate – Kinnosuke Fukada (1957)
RebellionSadatsugu Matsuda (1957)
Ronin GaiMasahiro Makino (1957)
Sasaki Kojiro Part I – Kiyoshi Saeki (1957)
Sasaki Kojiro Part II – Kiyoshi Saeki (1957)
Souls in the MoonlightTomu Uchida (1957)
Shadow Over FujiYasushi Sasaki (1957)
Tales of Young Genji Kuro 1 – Tai Kato (1957)
Yagyu Secret Scrolls, Part IHiroshi Inagaki (1957)

The Hidden FortressAkira Kurosawa (1958)
A Chivalrous SpiritSadatsugu Matsuda (1958)
Fighting DispositionMasahiro Makino (1958)
The Bride in Uguisu Castle – Masaharu Matsumura (1958)
Detective Hibari: Case of the Gold HairpinsTadashi Sawashima (1958)
First Love of Okon – Kunio Watanabe (1958)
Kunisada Chuji: A National Authority – Shigehiro Ozawa (1958)
The Loyal 47 Ronin – Kunio Watanabe (1958)
Magistrate Toyama 2: Fireball Magistrate – Kinnosuke Fukada (1958)
Noble TasukeTadashi Sawashima (1958)
Noble Tasuke: A World in DangerTadashi Sawashima (1958)
Roughneck from Asama – Toshikazu Kono (1958)
Seven From EdoSadatsugu Matsuda (1958)
Souls in the Moonlight 2Tomu Uchida (1958)
Tales of Young Genji Kuro 2 – Tai Kato (1958)
Tange Sazen: Secret of the Golden SpellSadatsugu Matsuda (1958)
Yagyu Secret Scrolls, Part IIHiroshi Inagaki (1958)
The Young Boss – Kiyoshi Sakei (1958)

Jirocho FujiKazuo Mori (1959)
Samurai VendettaKazuo Mori (1959)
Bull's Eye of LoveMasahiro Makino (1959)
Bored Hatamoto: Acrobats of DeathYasushi Sasaki (1959)
Bride of Peacock Castle – Shoji Matsumura (1959)
Echo in the MountainsMasahiro Makino (1959)
Evil Man of EdoMasahiro Makino (1959)
Forbidden CastleYasushi Sasaki (1959)
The 47 Masterless SamuraiSadatsugu Matsuda (1959)
Gentle BreezeTadashi Sawashima (1959)
Hawk of the North – Toshikazu Kono (1959)
Life of a SwordsmanHiroshi Inagaki (1959)
Magistrate Toyama 3: Whirlwind Magistrate – Kinnosuke Fukada (1959)
Magistrate Toyama 4: Edo Official and ApprenticeTadashi Sawashima (1959)
Lord Mito 2Sadatsugu Matsuda (1959)
Satomi Hakkenden: Eight Brave Brothers 1 – Kokichi Uchide (1959)
Satomi Hakkenden: Eight Brave Brothers 2 – Kokichi Uchide (1959)
Satomi Hakkenden: Eight Brave Brothers 3 – Kokichi Uchide (1959)
A Spectacular ShowdownYasushi Sasaki (1959)
Souls in the Moonlight 3Tomu Uchida (1959)
Tange Sazen and the Mystery of the Twin DragonsSadatsugu Matsuda (1959)
Their Own WorldTomu Uchida (1959)
The Three TreasuresHiroshi Inagaki (1959)
A Young RabbleYasushi Sasaki (1959)
A Young Rabble 2 – Hisaichi Kono (1959)

Killing in YoshiwaraTomu Uchida (1960)
Jirocho Fuji Part IIKazuo Mori (1960)
The Blind MenaceKazuo Mori (1960)
Benten KozoYasushi Sasaki (1960)
Cases of HanshichiYasushi Sasaki (1960)
Chuji the Gambler – Senkichi Taniguchi (1960)
Demon of Mount OeTokuzo Tanaka (1960)
Heavenly DragonEiichi Kudo (1960)
Ishimatsu the One-Eyed AvengerTadashi Sawashima (1960)
The Newcomer to ShimizuMasahiro Makino (1960)
The PiratesTadashi Sawashima (1960)
The River Fuefuki – Keisuke Kinoshita (1960)
Road of ChivalrySadatsugu Matsuda (1960)
Samurai VagabondsTadashi Sawashima (1960)
Satan's Sword 1: Great Buddha PassKenji Misumi (1960)
Satan's Sword 2: The Dragon GodKenji Misumi (1960)
Shinsengumi: Last Days of the ShogunateYasushi Sasaki (1960)
Magistrate Toyama 5: The Tattooed OfficialYasushi Sasaki (1960)
Mighty ShosukeSadatsugu Matsuda (1960)
Tange Sazen: The Mysterious SwordSadatsugu Matsuda (1960)
Unwieldy BrothersTadashi Sawashima (1960)
Yakuza of InaMasahiro Makino (1960)

= Designated masterpieces and classics

Cinema