The Shogun story and TV movie tells of feudal Japan in 1600 - and how one English pilot on a Dutch ship influences the samurai that rule the land. Starring Richard Chamberlain and Toshiro Mifune, we track the pilot of the ship - Anjin-san as he's called by the Japanese - as he first resists the bath-happy Japanese culture and violent honor code. Soon he is dressing Japanese, understanding the politics and relishing the baths. He encounters love, war, and intrigue in his years in Japan.

The entire miniseries was filmed n Japan.

Anjin-san: Richard Chamberlain
Lord Toronaga: Toshiro Mifune
Lady Mariko: Yoko Shimada
Father Alvito: Damien Thomas
Rodrigues: John Rhys-Davies
Narrator: Orson Welles
Father Dell'Aqua: Alan Badel

Plot - Part 1
Plot - Part 2
Plot - Part 3
Plot - Part 4
Plot - Part 5
Plot - Part 6
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