About the film
Release Date: November 23, 1962
|Slogan||:||«The life story of the shogi master&maniac Sankichi Sakata in the Meiji era.»|
|Production Companies||:||Toei Company|
|Writers||:||Hideji Hôjô, Daisuke Itō|
The film takes place at the junction of the two eras of Meiji and Taisho. Sakata Sankichi, an uneducated zori sandal maker, becomes a professional shogi player through his genius shogi skills and lives a fanatically devoted shogi game supported by the love of his family. This is the 3rd adaptation of Hideji Hojo's famous play.