Kogarashi Monjirō

is the main character and title of a Japanese novel by Saho Sasazawa, probably best known in the televised version broadcast during prime-time in 1972–1973, directed by Kon Ichikawa. In 1993, the drama was made into a film, titled Kaettekita Kogarashi Monjirō.


Kogarashi Monjirō or "Monjirō of the Wintry North Wind" (see §Characters below) is a toseinin (a profession-less gambler) in the Edo period. He travels alone.


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    director Kon Ichikawa
    genre drama
    keywords §characters edo period exile hachijō-jima
    publisher Fuji TV
    theme jidaigeki