Nichiren to moko daishurai (1958)
During the 1200’s, legendary Buddhist monk Nichiren returns from his studies to lead Japan out of moral crisis and prepare to fight Mongol invaders by creating a new form of Buddhism. He runs afoul of the existing Buddhist sects and their government supporters and is persecuted. Can Nichiren persevere before the Mogol fleet reaches Japanese shores?
Director: Kunio Watanabe
Cast: Bontarō Miake, Chikage Awashima, Eigorô Onoe, Ganjirô Nakamura I, Hideaki Kusayama, Hiroshi Ueda, Ichirô Amano, Junko Kanô, Kazuo Hasegawa, Kinya Ichikawa, Kōichi Katsuragi, Kōichi Mizuhara, Mitsusaburô Ramon, Naritoshi Hayashi, Raizô Ichikawa, Ryônosuke Azuma, Ryōsuke Kagawa, Ryūzaburō Mitsuoka, Ryûzô Shimada, Saburô Date, Seishirō Hara, Sentarô Godai, Shinobu Araki, Shintarô Katsu, Shintarō Nanjō, Shoji Umewaka, Shôsaku Sugiyama, Shôzô Nanbu, Sonosuke Sawamura, Sumao Ishihara, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuo Hananuno, Toshio Chiba, Yasuhiko Shima, Yatarô Kurokawa, Yôichi Funaki, Yûsaku Terashima
Duration: 145 min