Toyama no Kinsan

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  • Title: 遠山の金さん (とおやまのきんさん)
  • Title (romaji): Toyama no Kinsan / Toyama no Kin-san
  • Genre: Chanbara, jidaigeki
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Episodes: 364
  • Broadcast network: TV Asahi
  • Broadcast period: 1970 to 1996 (see season listing)
  • Related TV shows:
Na-bugyo Toyama no Kinsan (名奉行 遠山の金さん) (1988-1998)
Toyama no Kinsan vs Onna Nezumi (TV Asahi, 1997-1998)


Toyama Kinshiro is a samurai-era playboy who loves sake. However, like Mito Komon and Ooka Echizen before him, this is merely a false identity. He is really a magistrate, whose girlfriend works as a spy to find evil deeds and corruption in Edo. Not above ambushing criminals in person, Kinshiro's modus operand; normally involves baring his distinctive cherry blossom tattoo, in order to convince wrongdoers that justice has finally found them out. When brought in front of a judge (who invariably turns out to be Kinshiro himself, out of disguise), the criminals are apt to claim that there is no evidence, thereby allowing him to bare his tattoos once more, with the words "Do you not see this blizzard of cherry blossoms?" Realizing that the magistrate himself is a witness to their crimes, the criminals resign themselves to their fate, while Kinshiro, or "Kin-san" as he soon became known, gets to say "Ikken rakuchaku" (Another case solved)— Japanese TV's answer to "Book 'em, Danno."

Season Listing[edit]

  • Season 1: 1970-Jul-12 to 1973-Sep-30
The Memoirs of Toyama Kinshiro (Toyama no Kin-san Torimonocho) (遠山の金さん捕物帳)
  • Season 2: 1973-Oct-07 to 1974-Sep-22
  • Season 3: 1974-Sep-29 to 1975-Mar-30
  • Season 4: 1975-Oct-02 to 1977-Sep-29
  • Season 5: 1979-Feb-15 to 1979-Oct-18
  • Season 6: 1982-Apr-08 to 1985-Sep-19
  • Season 7: 1985-Oct-15 to 1986-Sep-16
  • Season 8: 1988-Apr-21 to 1988-Oct-24
  • Season 9: 1989-May-25 to 1989-Nov-30
  • Season 10: 1990-Jul-05 to 1990-Dec-27
  • Season 11: 1991-Nov-07 to 1992-Jul-02 (28 eps)
  • Season 12: 1993-Mar-04 to 1993-Dec-16
  • Season 13: 1994-Jun-09 to 1995-Jan-19
  • Season 14: 1995-Sep-07 to 1996-Mar-21

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Related Movies[edit]

  • Toyama no Kinsan Hayabusa Bugyo (TOEI, 1957)

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