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The tragic story of Gonza, a handsome ladies man, set in the Tokagawa Period, a time in which appearences are very important. Gonza competes with Bannojo for the honor to perform the tea ceremony to celebrate the birth of an heir to the lord of their clan. To see the sacred tea scrolls Gonza promises to marry the daughter of the family which possesses them, even though he is unofficially engaged to another. When studying the scrolls with Osai, the mother of the house, Bannajo sneaks into the house and steals their obis and runs through the town proclaiming the two as adulterers.

  1. Masahiro Shinoda


  2. Taeko Tomioka


  3. Monzaemon Chikamatsu


Top Billed Cast

  1. Haruko Kato

    Haruko Kato

    Oyuki's nanny

  2. Hiromi Gô

    Hiromi Gô

    Gonza Sasano

  3. Hideji Ôtaki

    Hideji Ôtaki


  4. Kuniko Miyake

    Kuniko Miyake

    Iwaki's wife

  5. Chôichirô Kawarasaki


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Gonza the Spearman
Gonza the Spearman


Original Title 鑓の権三

Status Released

Release Information

  • January 15, 1986


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 6m

Budget -

Revenue -



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