Actor Saburo Date (1924-1991)

Shinobi No Mono Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold Nemuri Kyoshiro 1: The Chinese Jade

Gate of Hell – Teinosuke Kinugasa (1953)
Ugetsu – Kenji Mizoguchi (1953)
Gion Festival Music – Kenji Mizoguchi (1953)
Sansho the Bailiff – Kenji Mizoguchi (1954)
The Crucified Lovers – Kenji Mizoguchi (1954)
The Woman in the Rumor – Kenji Mizoguchi (1954)
The Loyal 47 Ronin – Kunio Watanabe (1958)
Samurai VendettaKazuo Mori (1959)
Satan's Sword 1: Great Buddha PassKenji Misumi (1960)
A Lustful Man – Yasuzo Masumura (1961)
The Tale of Zatoichi Continues Kazuo Mori (1962)
Shinobi No Mono – Satsuo Yamamoto (1962)
Shinobi No Mono 2: Vengeance – Satsuo Yamamoto (1963)
The Third Shadow – Umetsugu Inoue (1963)
Shinsengumi Chronicles: I Want to Die a SamuraiKenji Misumi (1963)
Revenge of a Kabuki Actor – Kon Ichikawa (1963)
Nemuri Kyoshiro 1: The Chinese JadeTokuzo Tanaka (1963)
Shinobi No Mono 3: ResurrectionKazuo Mori (1963)
Zatoichi and the Chest of GoldKazuo Ikehiro (1964)
Fight, Zatoichi, FightKenji Misumi (1964)
Nemuri Kyoshiro 3: Full Circle KillingKimiyoshi Yasuda (1964)
Shinobi No Mono 4: SiegeTokuzo Tanaka (1964)
Nemuri Kyoshiro 4: Sword of SeductionKazuo Ikehiro (1964)
Nemuri Kyoshiro 6: Sword of SatanKimiyoshi Yasuda (1965)
Sword DevilKenji Misumi (1965)
Zatoichi and the Chess ExpertKenji Misumi (1965)
Zatoichi's VengeanceTokuzo Tanaka (1966)
Zatoichi's PilgrimageKazuo Ikehiro (1966)
Zatoichi the Outlaw – Satsuo Yamamoto (1967)
Samaritan ZatoichiKenji Misumi (1968)
TenchuHideo Gosha (1969)
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of VengeanceKenji Misumi (1972)
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to HadesKenji Misumi (1972)

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

A very familiar bit player who seemingly specialized in the great chamabara series of the 1960s and '70s, most notably playing Hattori Hanzo in the Shinobi No Mono movies. He was perfect as villains in the Lone Wolf and Cub movies because his face looks exactly like a Goseki Kojima drawing brought to life.

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