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Plays DataBase Naniwa : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

On his way back to Kyoto from Kumano, a minister of the court meets an old man and a youngster in the old capital town of Naniwa.
杉浦元三郎、武田尚浩
The old man explains a waka poem that likens the plum blossoms in Naniwa to Emperor Nintoku.
梅若万紀夫、ほか
The old man reveals that he is the spirit of Ōnin from Baekje, the author of the poem. Promising to return that night, he vanishes.
喜多六平太
The spirit of the plum blossoms appears to prepare for the performance of court music and dance that night. He sets up a drum stand and plays a flute.
山本則俊
That night, Ōnin appears with the goddess Konohanasakuya-hime. She performs a graceful dance.
梅若紀長
Ōnin also starts to dance.
梅若万紀夫
At times, it is like the stately dancing of a god.
杉浦元三郎
Sometimes, the dance displays a majestic side.
金井章
The Spring Warbler and other pieces are played to celebrate a reign of peace.
喜多六平太
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