Yokai Monsters: Along With Ghosts

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Yokai Monsters: Along With Ghosts
Directed byYoshiyuki Kuroda
Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Screenplay byTetsuro Yoshida and Shozaburo Asai
Produced byMasaichi Nagata
John Ledford
StarringKojiro Hongo
CinematographyHiroshi Imai
Chikichiro Takeda
Edited byToshio Taniguchi
Music byMichiaki Watanabe
Backgrounds byShigeru Kato
Yoshinobu Nishioka
Distributed byDaiei Film
Release date
  • 3 December 1969 (1969-12-03)
Running time
78 minutes

Yokai Monsters: Along With Ghosts (Japanese: 東海道お化け道中, Hepburn: Tōkaidō Obake Dōchū, lit. Tokaido Haunted Parth), also known as Journey with Ghost Along Yokaido Road,[1] is a 1969 Japanese Tokusatsu movie directed by Yoshiyuki Kuroda and Kimiyoshi Yasuda. it is the third[2] in a trilogy of movies produced in the late 1960s, which focus around Japanese monsters known collectively as yōkai.

Notably darker in tone than its more famous predecessors, Yokai Monsters: Along With Ghosts focuses much more on a Jidaigeki storyline than it does on its titular monsters. While monsters do appear throughout the movie, they are relegated to antagonistic roles, more akin to their appearances in traditional kaidan.

Plot[change | change source]

In Japan, Miyo has evidence that should stop the corruption in her town, but soon she finds not only her life in danger, but those of her family as well. When Miyo's grandfather is murdered on sacred grounds, the Yokai are summoned and seek out the people responsible.[3]

Cast[change | change source]

  • Rokkō Toura
  • Kojiro Hongo as Hyakasuro
  • Kazue Tamaki as Nibei
  • Yutaro Ban
  • Koichi Mizuhara as Koichi Mizuhara
  • Fujiharu
  • Natsuko Oka
  • Satoko Yamamura
  • Haruyoshi Takeuchi
  • Katsuyoshi Baba
  • Masami Burukido (as Masami Kojomon) as Miyo (Jinbei's granddaughter)

Crew[change | change source]

Featured yōkai[change | change source]

Most of the youkai are played by children of the children's theater company in Osaka, following the previous two works.

Performance: Sumao Ishihara . Youkai in Suruga Province. First appearance in this work.
Performance: Kimiko Ishii . Youkai of Totomi country. The lord of "Onizuka" in the play. First appearance in this work.
A child actor is playing. Appears in all "Daiei Kyoto Yokai Trilogy". Unlike the previous two works, the haori is a poor kimono and a cane.
Haunted tree branch
The fallen branches of the trees of the eight tomb mountains become like human hands and entangle with the intruder.
Appears in front of Gorokichi and Monta, who stepped into the eight tomb mountains with a knife. It looks like a stone lantern to Miyo and others.
In front of Gorokichi and Monta, who followed Miyo and Shinta into the eight tomb mountains, Miyo and Shinta appear with eyes and noses.
Two bodies appeared in the final procession.
Youkai water wheel
The youkai that first appeared in this work. The neck flies around the water wheel. Appeared near the mansion of the Kasha family.
Fire-breathing woman
A witch in "Sakon-no-Sakura". There was no scene of blowing fire in this work. In the standing poster, it was up to the leading role.
The child actor played. Appears in all "Daiei Kyoto Yokai Trilogy".
White powder
Appears in all "Daiei Kyoto Yokai Trilogy".
A youkai ninja in "Ukon no Tachibana". Appears in all "Daiei Kyoto Yokai Trilogy".
One Corner Great
Youkai's short-term training head. Participate in the final procession.
Appears in all "Daiei Kyoto Yokai Trilogy".
Mad bone
It was expressed by the performance of a doll. It appeared in all of the "Daiei Kyoto Yokai Trilogy", and in the final procession, it floated fluffy around the line.
Karasu Tengu
Appears as a shadow in the mansion of the Kasha family.
First kid
The child actor played. It changes from the tombstone of Eight Tomb Mountains.
Human soul
Raw neck
Appears in Hyakutaro's dream.
A yokai of unknown details appears in the scene where the tombstone of Mt. Appears in an eye-catching silhouette.

Release[change | change source]

Theatrical[change | change source]

Yokai Monsters Along With Ghosts was released in Japan on March 21, 1969[5] where it was distributed by Daiei Film.[2]

Home media[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kuroda, Yoshiyuki; Yasuda, Kimiyoshi (1969-03-21), Tôkaidô obake dôchû (Action, Horror, Mystery), Kôjirô Hongô, Pepe Hozumi, Masami Burukido, Mutsuhiro, Daiei, retrieved 2020-11-15
  2. 2.0 2.1 "東海道お化け道中", Wikipedia (in Japanese), 2020-11-13, retrieved 2020-11-15
  3. "Yokai Monsters: Along with Ghosts (1969) | Wikizilla, the kaiju encyclopedia". wikizilla.org. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 "東海道お化け道中". jmdb.ne.jp. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  5. "東海道お化け道中 : 作品情報". 映画.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  6. 安田公義; 黒田義之, 東海道お化け道中, 角川エンタテインメント, retrieved 2020-11-15

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