Zatoichi’s Flashing Sword – 1964
The blind swordsman Zatoichi goes up against an ambitious crime boss who isn’t above kidnapping and murder. He must rescue a fireworks specialist who has been kidnapped for his expertise with gunpowder as a weapon. This
film tells us something of the origins of Zatoichi’s training in martial arts, as a way of compensating for his blindness, and his preferred method of using darkness as a weapon against sighted opponents.