The 24th instalment in Shintarô Katsu's Zatoichi vibrant series of samurai action films. Blind swordsman Zatoichi (Katsu) continues his epic journey. Zatoichi sets out to track down the daughter of an elderly woman whose death he unintentionally caused while negotiating a treacherous rope bridge. When he finds out that the daughter, Nishigiki (Kiwaiko Taichi), is a prostitute, Zatoichi vows to save her from her career, and sets out to earn some money to help her. Unfortunately he becomes embroiled in some shady business with a yakuza gang, leading to plenty of expert swordplay - and an alarmingly high body count.