Samurai II - Duel at Ichijoji Temple: After years on the road establishing his reputation as Japan's greatest fencer, Takezo returns to Kyoto. Otsu waits for him, yet he has come not for her but to challenge the leader of the region's finest school of fencing. To prove his valor and skill, he walks deliberately into ambushes set up by the school's followers. While Otsu waits, Akemi also seeks him, expressing her desires directly. Meanwhile, Takezo is observed by Sasaki Kojiro, a brilliant young fighter, confident he can dethrone Takezo. After leaving Kyoto in triumph, Takezo declares his love for Otsu, but in a way that dishonors her and shames him. Once again, he leaves alone.
Director : Hiroshi Inagaki
Cast : Akihiko Hirata, Akira Tani, Daisuke Katô, Eijirô Tôno, Eiko Miyoshi, Fumito Matsuo, Hisako Takihana, Kaoru Yachigusa, Kenzo Tabu, Ko Mihashi, Koji Tsuruta, Kokuten Kôdô, Machiko Kitagawa, Mariko Okada, Michiyo Kogure, Minoru Itô, Mitsuko Mito, Ren Imaizumi, Ren Yamamoto, Rinsaku Ogata, Ryû Kuze, Sachio Sakai, Torahiko Hamada, Toshirô Mifune, Yû Fujiki, Yasuhisa Tsutsumi, Yoshifumi Tajima, Yoshio Inaba