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Plays DataBase Kuzu : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

Attacked by Prince Ōtomo, Emperor Tenmu has escaped to a Kuzu village in the mountains of Yoshino. He rests at a private house.
亀井雄二(子方)、森常好 ほか
The homeowners, an old couple, return by boat. Seeing an auspicious omen over their house, they realize a noble person is there.
桜間右陣、政木哲司
The old couple meet the emperor. They offer him hospitality and prepare a meal.
津村紀三子
The emperor eats only one side of the sweetfish, giving the rest to the old man.
豊嶋訓三 ほか
The old man releases the fish into the river and it swims away. This is an auspicious sign for the future of the emperor.
豊嶋訓三 ほか
The emperor's pursuers arrive. The old man leads him away.
中所宣夫、桑田貴志
The emperor is hidden behind the overturned boat.
津村禮次郎、駒瀬直也
When the pursuers seem set to check the boat, the old man becomes angry and scares them away.
津村禮次郎、山本之則俊 ほか
With the crisis passed, the emperor expresses his appreciation to the old couple, who are moved to tears.
中所宣夫、桑田貴志
Late at night, a celestial angel appears and dances to strange music.
観世淳夫
Finally, the figure of the god Zaō-gongen is seen.
中所宣夫
The appearance of Zao shows that the coming reign of the emperor will be blessed.
松本恵雄
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