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Plays DataBase Sōshi Arai / Sōshi Arai Komachi : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

In the middle of the fourth month, a poetry-writing contest has started at Seiryō Hall.
栗田新太郎、森茂好、内田安信
Ki no Tsurayuki recites the poem of Ono no Komachi. The emperor praises it.
喜多節世、香川靖嗣 ほか
Komachi's opponent, Ōtomo no Kuronushi, says that Komachi's poem is plagiarism from Man’yō-shū (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves). He shows the book as evidence.
栗谷新太郎、森茂好
Accused and denounced, Komachi finds suspicious points in the ink added to the page.
松本忠宏 ほか
Through Tsurayuki, she offers to wash the page for the emperor.
観世元昭、高橋弘
When the page is washed, the poem added by Kuronushi from eavesdropping on Komachi disappears.
観世元昭
Komachi rejoices and shows the emperor the washed page, revealing the wickedness of Kuronushi.
観世元昭 ほか
Both Komachi and the emperor forgive Kuronushi. In a happy atmosphere of reconciliation, Komachi changes into a dance costume.
観世元昭 ほか
Komachi begins to dance, evoking the rising haze of spring.
松本忠宏 ほか
Living to honor the path of waka poetry, she dances.
観世元昭
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