Move through Fantasy and Reality while watching Asian Drama!
Description: Ichi is a blind woman who travels around the world. She is working as a travelling singer and carries with her only a shamisen. But actually she knows the art of the sword pretty well. Her journey has one main purpose, to find a certain man she wants to see. In one of her fights she meets a young man who she understands may lead her to the man she is seeking.
Sightless but Skilled Swordswoman, homage to Zatoichi (2008)
This is a period piece Japanese film has lots of action and a terrific storyline. It is an homage to Zatoichi films.
Haruka Ayase gives a terrific performance as Ichi, a blind woman who is in search of the one who raised her. Her cane has a hidden sword which is a huge surprise to those who would harm her. Ichi meets Touma (played by Takao Osawa) as he tries to defend her on the road one day. They then travel together for a while.
The story is excellent - the action does not overpower the story - so the script and acting balance out nicely. The cinematography is outstanding.
If you are a fan of films from Japan, action films, or swords - this is the best of all three.