About the film
Release Date: March 30, 1944
|Production Companies||:||Daiei Film|
|Writers||:||Akira Kurosawa, Hikojiro Suzuki|
According to Donal Richie in The Japanese Film it was meant to do for sumo wrestling what Kurosawa had done for judo in Sanshiro sugata, and that Kurosawa wrote it for Daiei after "drinking up all [his] money" (from his autobiography).