Denjir kchi was a Japanese film actor most famous for starring roles in jidaigeki directed by such masters as Akira Kurosawa, Daisuke It, Sadao Yamanaka, Teinosuke Kinugasa, Hiroshi Inagaki and Masahiro Makino. His real name was Masuo be. Training in Shinkokugeki under Shjir Sawada, kchi entered Nikkatsu in 1925 and soon came to fame in chanbara films playing characters such as Chji Kunisada and Sazen Tange. At his peak, he was one of the top jidaigeki stars alongside Tsumasabur Band and Chiez Kataoka. During World War II, he also appeared in a number of war films. His house and garden in Arashiyama, Kyoto, called kchi Sans, are still preserved and open to the public.