Heiji - is the hero of a series of Japanese novels,
films and TV programmes set in the Edo period of Japanese
history. He is a policeman (okappiki) who catches criminals
by throwing coins, the zeni of the title, thus Zenigata
Heiji. The hero was created by novelist Kodo Nomura
(Nomura Kodo) in 1937. Heiji's beat is Myojin-shita,
"beneath the Myojin shrine."