The King (1962)

11/23/1962 (JP) Drama 1h 32m
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The life story of the shogi master&maniac Sankichi Sakata in the Meiji era.


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.

  1. Daisuke Itō

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Hideji Hôjô


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The King
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Original Title 王將

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Original Language Japanese

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