The Works of the Sensei
The Golden Age of Chambara (1961-1970s)

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.

YojimboAkira Kurosawa (1961)
Musashi Miyamoto 1: Zen and SwordTomu Uchida (1961)
Ako RoshiSadatsugu Matsuda (1961)
Bride of White CastleTadashi Sawashima (1961)
Brothers of the FlowerKazuo Ikehiro (1961)
The Conspirator – Daisuke Ito (1961)
Daredevil in the CastleHiroshi Inagaki (1961)
Drunken SwordTadashi Sawashima (1961)
An Edo MagistrateYasushi Sasaki (1961)
Festival of Swordsmen – Shigehiro Ozawa (1961)
Flowers on the RoadEiichi Kudo (1961)
Ghost of Oiwa – Tai Kato (1961)
Hibari is Fashion CrazyYasushi Sasaki (1961)
Little Tengu – Daisuke Yamazaki (1961)
A Lustful Man – Yasuzo Masumura (1961)
Mask of the MoonMasahiro Makino (1961)
Satan's Sword 3: The Final ChapterKazuo Mori (1961)
Shingo's Challenge: Part 1Sadatsugu Matsuda (1961)
Yagyu Chronicles 1: Secret Scrolls – Masahiko Izawa (1961)
Yagyu Chronicles 2: The Secret Sword – Masahiko Izawa (1961)
Yagyu Chronicles 3: Valley Of Outlaws – Shoji Matsumura (1961)
Young Lord Yakuza – Toshikazu Kono (1961)

HarakiriMasaki Kobayashi (1962)
SanjuroAkira Kurosawa (1962)
The Tale of ZatoichiKenji Misumi (1962)
The Tale of Zatoichi Continues Kazuo Mori (1962)
Musashi Miyamoto 2: Duel at Devil's Mask PassTomu Uchida (1962)
Shinobi No Mono – Satsuo Yamamoto (1962)
ChushinguraHiroshi Inagaki (1962)
Good RascalsTadashi Sawashima (1962)
Chiisakobe – Tomotaka Tasaka (1962)
The Christian Revolt – Nagisa Oshima (1962)
Destiny's SonKenji Misumi (1962)
In a Ring of MountainsKazuo Ikehiro (1962)
In Search of Mother – Tai Kato (1962)
Knightly AdviceSadatsugu Matsuda (1962)
The Paper Crane – Toshikazu Kono (1962)
Princess Sen and HideyoriMasahiro Makino (1962)
The Red Shadow – Shigehiro Ozawa (1962)
A Revengeful RaidMasahiro Makino (1962)
Tales of Young Genji Kuro 3 – Daisuke Ito (1962)
Travels of Hibari & Chiemi: The Tumultuous JourneyTadashi Sawashima (1962)
While Traveling – Toshikazu Kono (1962)
Yagyu Chronicles 4: One-Eyed Swordsman – Shoji Matsumura (1962)

Thirteen AssassinsEiichi Kudo (1963)
Musashi Miyamoto 3: Birth of the Two-Sword StyleTomu Uchida (1963)
Warring ClansKihachi Okamoto (1963)
The Samurai Pirate – Senkichi Taniguchi (1963)
New Tale of ZatoichiTokuzo Tanaka (1963)
Zatoichi the FugitiveTokuzo Tanaka (1963)
Zatoichi on the RoadKimiyoshi Yasuda (1963)
Nemuri Kyoshiro 1: The Chinese JadeTokuzo Tanaka (1963)
A Brave RoninYasushi Sasaki (1963)
Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai – Tadashi Imai (1963)
Castle of OwlsEiichi Kudo (1963)
Duel of Blood and SandSadatsugu Matsuda (1963)
Kingdom of JirochoMasahiro Makino (1963)
Kingdom of Jirocho 2Masahiro Makino (1963)
Kingdom of Jirocho 3Masahiro Makino (1963)
On Patrol – Yasuto Hasegawa (1963)
Shinsengumi Chronicles: I Want to Die a SamuraiKenji Misumi (1963)
Revenge of a Kabuki Actor – Kon Ichikawa (1963)
Road in the Mist – Kokichi Uchide (1963)
Shinobi No Mono 2: Vengeance – Satsuo Yamamoto (1963)
Shinobi No Mono 3: ResurrectionKazuo Mori (1963)
The Third Shadow – Umetsugu Inoue (1963)
Travels of Hibari & Chiemi: The Lovebird's 1000 Ryo UmbrellaTadashi Sawashima (1963)
Seventeen Ninja – Yasuto Hasegawa (1963)
Yagyu Chronicles 5: Jubei's Redemption – Kokichi Uchide (1963)
Yagyu Chronicles 6: The Yagyu List – Yasuto Hasegawa (1963)
Yagyu Chronicles 7: Cloud of Disorder – Kokichi Uchide (1963)
Yagyu Chronicles 8: One-Eyed Ninja – Shoji Matsumura (1963)
Yakuza from Seki – Kosaku Yamashita (1963)

Three Outlaw SamuraiHideo Gosha (1964)
WhirlwindHiroshi Inagaki (1964)
Musashi Miyamoto 4: Duel at Ichijoji TempleTomu Uchida (1964)
KwaidanMasaki Kobayashi (1964)
Onibaba – Kaneto Shindo (1964)
Zatoichi and the Chest of GoldKazuo Ikehiro (1964)
Zatoichi's Flashing SwordKazuo Ikehiro (1964)
Fight, Zatoichi, FightKenji Misumi (1964)
Adventures of ZatoichiKimiyoshi Yasuda (1964)
Nemuri Kyoshiro 2: Sword of AdventureKenji Misumi (1964)
Nemuri Kyoshiro 3: Full Circle KillingKimiyoshi Yasuda (1964)
Nemuri Kyoshiro 4: Sword of SeductionKazuo Ikehiro (1964)
Assassination – Masahiro Shinoda (1964)
The Cruel Story – Tai Kato (1964)
Dojo Yaburi: Samurai from Nowhere – Seiichiro Uchikawa (1964)
Drifting CrowKenji Misumi (1964)
The Great KillingEiichi Kudo (1964)
Kingdom of Jirocho 4Masahiro Makino (1964)
Ninja Hunt – Tetsuya Yamauchi (1964)
Revenge – Tadashi Imai (1964)
Shinobi No Mono 4: SiegeTokuzo Tanaka (1964)
The Shogun's Vault – Teruo Ishii (1964)
The Thief in Black – Umetsugu Inoue (1964)
The Third Ninja – Toshikazu Kono (1964)
Warrior of the Wind – Tai Kato (1964)
Vanquished FoesSadatsugu Matsuda (1964)
Yagyu Chronicles 9: Assassin's Sword – Junji Kurata (1964)

Samurai AssassinKihachi Okamoto (1965)
Musashi Miyamoto 5: The Final DuelTomu Uchida (1965)
Zatoichi's Revenge – Akira Inoue (1965)
Zatoichi and the Doomed ManKazuo Mori (1965)
Zatoichi and the Chess ExpertKenji Misumi (1965)
Nemuri Kyoshiro 5: Sword of FireKenji Misumi (1965)
Nemuri Kyoshiro 6: Sword of SatanKimiyoshi Yasuda (1965)
Sword of the BeastHideo Gosha (1965)
Cold Rice / Osan / Chan – Tomotaka Tasaka (1965)
Dojo Yaburi 2 – Yasushi Kikuchi & Hiroki Matsuno (1965)
Samurai Spy – Masahiro Shinoda (1965)
Snake PrincessTadashi Sawashima (1965)
Sword DevilKenji Misumi (1965)
The Third Contest – Tetsuya Yamauchi (1965)
Three YakuzaTadashi Sawashima (1965)

The Sword of DoomKihachi Okamoto (1966)
Zatoichi's VengeanceTokuzo Tanaka (1966)
Zatoichi's PilgrimageKazuo Ikehiro (1966)
Nemuri Kyoshiro 7: Mask of the Princess – Akira Inoue (1966)
Nemuri Kyoshiro 8: Sword of VillainyKenji Misumi (1966)
Adventure in Kigan Castle – Senkichi Taniguchi (1966)
Actress vs. the Greedy SharksTadashi Sawashima (1966)
The BetrayalTokuzo Tanaka (1966)
Blazing Sword – Hirokazu Ichimura (1966)
DaimajinKimiyoshi Yasuda (1966)
Return of DaimajinKenji Misumi (1966)
Daimajin Strikes AgainKazuo Mori (1966)
Eleven SamuraiEiichi Kudo (1966)
Golden NinjaTadashi Sawashima (1966)
Irezumi – Yasuzo Masumura (1966)
Rise Against the SwordHiroshi Inagaki (1966)
Samurai WolfHideo Gosha (1966)
The Secret of the UrnHideo Gosha (1966)
Watari the Ninja Boy – Sadao Nakajima (1966)

Samurai RebellionMasaki Kobayashi (1967)
Zatoichi's Cane SwordKimiyoshi Yasuda (1967)
Zatoichi the Outlaw – Satsuo Yamamoto (1967)
Zatoichi ChallengedKenji Misumi (1967)
Nemuri Kyoshiro 9: A Trail of TrapsKazuo Ikehiro (1967)
Heiji the Detective – Tetsuya Yamauchi (1967)
Samurai Wolf IIHideo Gosha (1967)
Sasaki KojiroHiroshi Inagaki (1967)
Kill!Kihachi Okamoto (1968)
Zatoichi and the FugitivesKimiyoshi Yasuda (1968)
Samaritan ZatoichiKenji Misumi (1968)
Nemuri Kyoshiro 10: Hell Is A WomanTokuzo Tanaka (1968)
Nemuri Kyoshiro 11: In The Spider's LairKimiyoshi Yasuda (1968)
Kuroneko – Kaneto Shindo (1968)
Female Demon Ohyaku – Yoshihiro Ishikawa (1968)
Lone Wolf IsazoKazuo Ikehiro (1968)

TenchuHideo Gosha (1969)
Samurai BannersHiroshi Inagaki (1969)
GoyokinHideo Gosha (1969)
Red LionKihachi Okamoto (1969)
Nemuri Kyoshiro 12: Castle MenagerieKazuo Ikehiro (1969)
Blood End – Satsuo Yamamoto (1969)
Broken SwordKazuo Ikehiro (1969)
The Devil's TempleKenji Misumi (1969)
Double Suicide – Masahiro Shinoda (1969)
The Haunted CastleTokuzo Tanaka (1969)
Killer's Mission – Shigehiro Ozawa (1969)
Lady Sazen and the Drenched Swallow SwordKimiyoshi Yasuda (1969)
The Magoichi SagaKenji Misumi (1969)
Portrait of Hell – Shiro Toyoda (1969)
Quick-Draw Okatsu – Nobuo Nakagawa (1969)
Okatsu the Fugitive – Nobuo Nakagawa (1969)
Shinsengumi: Assassins of HonorTadashi Sawashima (1969)

Incident at Blood PassHiroshi Inagaki (1970)
The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan – Masahiro Shinoda (1970)
Zatoichi Meets YojimboKihachi Okamoto (1970)
Zatoichi Goes to the Fire FestivalKenji Misumi (1970)
The Ambitious – Daisuke Ito (1970)
Inn of EvilMasaki Kobayashi (1971)
Zatoichi Meets the One Armed SwordsmanKimiyoshi Yasuda (1971)
Silence – Masahiro Shinoda (1971)
Zatoichi at LargeKazuo Mori (1972)
Zatoichi in DesperationShintaro Katsu (1972)
Zatoichi's ConspiracyKimiyoshi Yasuda (1973)
Musashi Miyamoto: Sword of Fury – Tai Kato (1973)
Zatoichi – starring Shintaro Katsu (TV series, 1974-1979)
The Last SamuraiKenji Misumi (1974 – not the Tom Cruise movie)
Battle CryKihachi Okamoto (1975)
Under the Cherry Blossoms – Masahiro Shinoda (1975)
Star Wars – George Lucas (1977 – honorary chambara)

= Designated masterpieces and classics

Cinema