Actor Shunji Sakai (1913-1967)

Mysteries of Edo Good Rascals Ishimatsu the One-Eyed Avenger

The Swordsman and the ActressYasushi Sasaki (1955)
Mysteries of Edo – Shoji Matsumura (1956)
Peach Boy – Tsuneyo Kobayashi (1956)
Scramble for Fortune – Ryo Hagiwara (1956)
Shadow Over FujiYasushi Sasaki (1957)
Fighting DispositionMasahiro Makino (1958)
First Love of Okon – Kunio Watanabe (1958)
Kunisada Chuji: A National Authority – Shigehiro Ozawa (1958)
Noble TasukeTadashi Sawashima (1958)
Noble Tasuke: A World in DangerTadashi Sawashima (1958)
The Young Boss – Kiyoshi Sakei (1958)
A Spectacular ShowdownYasushi Sasaki (1959)
Evil Man of EdoMasahiro Makino (1959)
Jirocho Fuji Part IIKazuo Mori (1960)
Ishimatsu the One-Eyed AvengerTadashi Sawashima (1960)
The Newcomer to ShimizuMasahiro Makino (1960)
Ako RoshiSadatsugu Matsuda (1961)
Festival of Swordsmen – Shigehiro Ozawa (1961)
Flowers on the RoadEiichi Kudo (1961)
Good RascalsTadashi Sawashima (1962)
Travels of Hibari & Chiemi: The Tumultuous JourneyTadashi Sawashima (1962)
Kingdom of JirochoMasahiro Makino (1963)
A Brave RoninYasushi Sasaki (1963)

A great comedian and character actor, this diminutive fellow is a familiar face in chambara films playing con artists and mischief-makers. He also had a lovely singing voice that he put to use in numerous roles. It's a shame he died before the Tora-san series started, because he would have fit right in with the traveling salesman's adventures.

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