A final tear for the blind warrior
Zatoichi is a Japanese folk hero. He’s the Robin Hood type, taking the side of poor villagers crushed under the might of powerful yakuza gangs, whose appeal lies in his simple trappings. Though an expert swordsman and lethal warrior (not to mention serviceable masseur), he doesn’t have any airs. He’s a simple guy, naturally humble, an outcast by his lack of sight. He’s emphatically not a samurai, but a commoner. Since wearing katana was outlawed for anyone but samurai in the Edo period, Zatoichi carries a hidden cane sword. It doesn’t make him any less deadly.