Chronicle of the Town Magistrate

Chronicle of the Town Magistrate

94 mins | Drama | Dec. 23, 1992

In a maelstrom of evil, can a new magistrate, samurai Mochizuki Koheita, with a reputation like an alley cat, bring order to the town of Horisoto, or is he, too a corrupt villain looking to gain wealth from the oppressed people? From the pen of famed samurai author Yamamoto Shugoro, this exciting tale turns the tables on the standard samurai story with a unique lead character previously portrayed in Ichikawa Kon’s “Dora Heita.”

Chronicle of the Town Magistrate

94 mins | Drama | Dec. 23, 1992

Chronicle of the Town Magistrate
In a maelstrom of evil, can a new magistrate, samurai Mochizuki Koheita, with a reputation like an alley cat, bring order to the town of Horisoto, or is he, too a corrupt villain looking to gain wealth from the oppressed people? From the pen of famed samurai author Yamamoto Shugoro, this exciting tale turns the tables on the standard samurai story with a unique lead character previously portrayed in Ichikawa Kon’s “Dora Heita.”
Producers Toei Company, Ltd., tv asahi
Original title 町奉行日記
Directors Eiichi Kudo
Writers Shûgorô Yamamoto, Masahiro Shimura

Cast

Ken Watanabe

as Mochizuki Koheita