Jūshirō Konoe (近衛 十四郎, Konoe Jūshirō, 10 April 1914 – 24 May 1977) was a famous jidaigeki actor. He was born Toraichi Meguro in Nagaoka, Niigata. Debuting at Ajia Eiga in 1934, Konoe appeared in jidaigeki at Daito Eiga, Shochiku, and Toei, the latter having him star in a popular series about Yagyu Jubei. Konoe was known for his dazzling swordplay and appeared in over 200 movies and TV dramas. He retired in 1973 due to his worsening diabetes.Konoe's sons Hiroki Matsukata and Yūki Meguro are actors.
Movies & TV shows
The Path of the King
When the leader of the yakuza gang decides to retire, many of the gang members have no faith in the young man he has chosen to replace him. There is a fight going on.
The Armed Organization
Violent Gang Re-Arms is a rousing tale of friction in yakuza and labor interactions with Koji Tsurata as a yakuza supervising a dockworker's union. He finds himself between a rock and a hard place, at...
Ichikawa Raizo’s last film. He plays a Yakuza enforcer who kills a man on his boss's orders. He’s then sent to a provincial town to lie low, only to be caught in another war orchestrated by his origin...
Trapped, the Crimson Bat
Oichi may have met her match as she vies against the evil beauty that has set her sights on destroying her. She must face numerous other challenges before confronting her greatest rival. While longing...
Ichi is staying at a inn. Ichi would love to take her son with her. Ichi discovered that the father was forced to make illegal pornography to pay off his gambling debts. Ichi makes it his mission to s...
Taking the Castle
The Sengoku Era was coming to an end. The monopoly of the ever powerful shogun, Ieyasu Tokugawa, was at a near. Only one man was brave enough to stand in Ieyasu's way - A lone wolf samurai by the name...
The Third Contest
Mondonosuke, a young sword student, has a bad dream about his sensei being killed in a duel.Consequently, he quickly returns to his sensei's dojo in Edo, where he has not set foot in three years.
34th year of Meiji (1901). Japanese gangster Shuntaro Hibiki is forced to work for the police to find out who robbed a truck full of gold.
Gamblers and Racketeers
Komatsu Takioka is boss of a Yakuza group rival to Masakichi Kijima boss of the Kikuya group which supports the town vendors unlike Takioka, who will stop at nothing to undermine the vendors and take ...
Fighting Tatsu, the Rickshaw Man
Richshaw man Tatsu has wandered to Osaka from Tokyo. He has quarrels with Kimiyakko, a geisha, and throws her into the river. But later, he falls in love with her. Yasaburo, the oyabun of the Nishikaw...
Yagyu Chronicles 9: Assassin's Sword
The Yagyu Family have been teaching the Shinkage style of fencing for generations. Now a new fencing school has opened in Edo, claiming to be the true Shinkage style. Yagyu Jubei faces his biggest cha...
The Ninja Hunt
The Shogunate has a plan to abolish the Gamo Clan and four ninja are hired to fight against it.
Moonshadow Ninja Scroll: Twenty-One Eyes
A wave of terror is threatening to unseat Shogun Yoshimune. Police stations are erupting into flames, convicts escaping from prison, houses robbed and vandalized, streets teeming with panicked citizen...
Road In the Mist
Okinu, the beautiful daughter of a feudal lord, discovers her true identity and leaves her lavish life behind to avenge her birth father's death.
One of the most violent gang battles in Japanese history takes place when Kanbe Nagakichi's turf is taken over by Ano-Toku, the father-in-law of his brother Kira. Forced by the situation to choose bet...
Yagyu Military Art: Jubei's Redemption
In the fifth installment, Yagyu Jubei must prove the innocence of his family who is suspected of conspiring to take Shogun's life.
The Yagyu Military Art: The Buried Conspiracy
Yagyu Jubei must protect the Yagyu scroll that holds the secret of the infamous assassination plotted by the Tokugawa government 30 years ago.
The Yagyu Military Art: The One-Eyed Ninja
The famed ninja Yagyu Jubei fights to suppress a coup d’etat plotted against Tokugawa Shogunate.
The Yagyu Military Art: Yagyu List
Jubei must stop evil plot of Lord Hayatonosho who secretly plans to overthrow the Shogunate.
As the Shogun lays dying, seventeen Iga clan ninja are sent to infiltrate the impenetrable fortress where his youngest son is preparing to storm Edo Castle and name himself Shogun by force of arms. Th...
Duel of Blood and Sand
Frustrated with the bad behavior of his lord, Inaba Yajuro (Otomo) declares that he is leaving the clan and sets off on a journey that leads him into a small town besieged by a violent group of brig...
Tetsunosuke, an eccentric doctor and an owner of a fencing school, takes aim against corrupt authorities.
Sazen Tange: Heavenly Clouds, Earthly Dragon
The movie depicts a Tange Sazen story. A Tange is trying to recover a masterpiece sword for his lord when he loses one of his eyes and arms. He becomes a man of hatred because his efforts are not appr...
A Hibari Misora musical.
Lady Sen and Hideyori
Princess Sen and Hideyori
The Yagyu Military Art: One Eyed Swordsman
In the fourth film in this exciting series, and the first since losing his left eye, Yagyu Jubei is charged again with the task of protecting the Yagyu Secret Scrolls. The two scrolls are held in sepa...
The Warrior from Kishu
A story of young Yoshimune, the future Shogun.
Friendship between an ambitious young thief and an artist during the Warring States period.
A dark tale of murder and revenge set in old Kyoto.
Showdown at Lightning Pass
A story about a spear master’s spiritual and martial discipline.
The Red Shadow
Fifteen years after Ishida Mitsunari lost in the battle of Sekigahara, Tokugawa Ieyasu foresees his unavoidable battle with Toyotomi Hideyori and goes into Fushimi Castle. At the night, Hattori Hanzo,...
Mask of the Moon
Young swordsman, Tsukigata Hanpeita, longs for the day when rival clans cease their struggles for power and put an end to meaningless feudal wars. When he is appointed to oversee the Choshu Clan, he t...
The Spear of Heroism
Lord Gennosuke and Princess Yoshi are to be betrothed to one another, however Gennosuke is already in love with Suzue who is from a lower caste. The order has been sent from up on high that if Gennosu...
The Ako Retainers
Toei’s 10th anniversary film, featuring an all-star cast from the golden movie era of the 1960s. A famous story of the 47 loyal samurai. When Lord Asano is unjustly executed, his loyal retainers strik...
After the battle of Sekigahara, a Tokugawa Daimyo rebelled against his lord. Matabei is a famous spear fighter and warrior. Sanzaemon is one of Honjo's most trusted under-lords. He has a plan to kill ...
Law in Ghost Island
Upon his arrival to Dragon Island, ronin Yagi Hanzo, is propositioned by various shady individuals representing rival gangs to lend his services to them. Branded an enemy for his refusal to become inv...
Yagyu Chronicles 3: The Valley of Outlaws
This time, sword-saint Yagyu Jubei battles the evil corruption in Akizuki Village, with the help of his friend, a samurai named Matashichiro. This spaghetti western style action swordplay film is exci...
Yagyu Chronicles 2: The Secret Sword
This is the second film in the popular black and white series about the master swordsman, Yagyu Jubei. When the Yagyu clan falls victim to rival Kasumi spies, Yagyu Jubei is called to action to protec...
Yagyu Chronicles 1: Secret Scrolls
Two groups are after the legendary Yagyu Secret Scrolls. A princess of a disgraced clan and her loyal servant want it to clear their family's name. And a rival clan wants it to destroy the Yagyu famil...
The Tale of Oiwa's Ghost
Yotsuya Kaidan, the story of Oiwa and Tamiya Iemon, is a tale of betrayal, murder and ghostly revenge. Arguably the most famous Japanese ghost story of all time, it has been adapted for film over 30 t...
Paper Crane Palanquin
The death of a samurai in a palanquin leads girl detective Oshichi to take action to crush a plot to overthrow the Shogunate.
Bloody Account of Jirocho: Duel at Fujimi Pass
The account of Jirocho's Duel at Fujimi Pass was bloody.
Lord Mito Komon: World commotion
Counselor Mito and his companions departed from Mito to see Kikutaro, a young lord of the shogun family, who became the new lord of Shirataka castle with an income of three hundred thousand koku. As t...
Runway to Hell
When Kaneko Ichinosuke aims to avenge his father who was wrongly accused of embezzlement, the samurai Kochiyama Soshun agrees to assist.
Morning Breeze in Edo
The sole survivor of a shipwreck pursues the whereabouts of his friends’ missing family members in Edo.
Street of Ronin
Based on the famous novel by Yamagami Itaro, this is the story of a group of ronin living in abject poverty in the latter days of the Edo period. Starring the great Konoe Jushiro, Ronin Gai is populat...
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