Kei Sato

Kei Sato in Wives of the Yakuza

Kei Sato (1928 - 2010)

Film DeathsEdit

  • Hara-Kiri (Seppuku) (1962) [Masakazu] Commits seppuku off-screen. We just seeing him getting ready to kill himself and tells Tatsuya Nakadai to continue living his life. 
  • Onibaba (1964) [Hachi]: Speared in the stomach by a bandit.
  • Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijoji  (Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô) (1964) [Otaguro]: Cut down by Kinnosuke Nakamura when Kei and numerous other samurai lay an ambush for Kinnosuke.
  • Samurai Spy (Ibun Sarutobi Sasuke) (1965) [Takanosuke Nojiri]: Cut down by Koji Takahashi.
  • Young Boss Takeshi (Waka oyabun) (1965) [Izo] Stabbed to death by Raizô Ichikawa.
  • The Sword of Doom (Dai-bosatsu tôge)' '(1966) [Kamo Serizawa]: Stabbed in the throat with a sword by one of his former comrades.
  • Zatoichi's Vengeance (Zatoichi no uta ga kikoeru) (1966) [Boss Gonzo]: Stabbed to death by Shintaro Katsu with his cane sword.
  • Violence at Noon (Hakuchû no tôrima) (1966) [Eisuke Oyamada]: Executed off-screen for murder. His death is mentioned on the town's loud speaker.
  • Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (Muri shinjû: Nihon no natsu) (1967) [Otoko]: While he is still alive at the end of the film he is preparing to commit a double suicide by the swarm of police that surround him by charging them. They are already firing at him, and he's ready to die as the film ends.
  • Goro the Assassin (Burai Hitokiri Goro) (1968) [Yakuza]: Stabbed to death by rival gangsters.
  • 'Three Resurrected Drunkards  (Kaette kita yopparai) (1968) [Y Chong - iru ]: Executed by being shot in the head at a train station.
  • The Devil's Temple (Oni no sumu yakata) (1969) [Priest] Stabbed to death. 
  • The Ceremony (Gishiki) (1971) [Sakurada Kazuomi, Grandfather]: Dies of old age off-screen. It cuts to his funeral.
  • Zatoichi's Conspiracy (Shin Zatôichi monogatari: Kasama no chimatsur) (1973) [Magistrate]: Throat cut open by Shintaro Katsu with his cane sword. 
  • Demon Spies (Oniwaban) (1974) [The Mentor]: Stabbed multiple times releasing a geyser of blood from his chest.
  • Yakuza Graveyard (Yakuza no hakaba: Kuchinashi no hana) (1976) [Teramitsu Abara]: Shot to death by Tetsuya Watari while Kei is in a meeting at the police station.
  • The Killing Game (Satsujin yugi) (1978) [Shoichi Katsuda] Shot by Yûsaku Matsuda.  
  • The Execution Game (Shokei yugi) (1979) [Otawara] Shot by Yûsaku Matsuda.  
  • Wives of the Yakuza (Gokudô no onna-tachi) (1986) [Hitoshi Awatsu, Migiwa's husband]: Shot by Riki Takeuchi just as he is released from prison.

TV DeathsEdit

  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Episode 3.26 (1976) [Yaguy Retsudo]: Dies after being stabbed in the stomach by a child.
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