|Director: Kazuo Ikehiro, Yasukazu Takemura
||Writer: Minoru Inuzuka, Shozaburo Asai
|Run time: 82 minutes
||Release date: 1964-07-11
|Floor location: Foreign
|Production Countries: Japan
|Spoken Languages: 日本語
Blind masseur Zatoichi is nursed back to health by a young woman after he is shot by a gang member. Zatoichi, who had come to the village to repay a debt, now feels further indebted. He commits himself to use his amazing sword skills to help the young woman's father, whose river-crossing service is under attack by the same gang responsible for Zatoichi's wounds.