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Plays DataBase Momijigari (Autumn Foliage Viewing) : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

Deep in mountains ablaze with autumn colors, a noble woman and her retinue appears. The curtain is drawn, a folding screen is erected, and the leaf-viewing party begins.
梅若恭行、梅若靖記、梅若晋也、山崎正道
The color of the leaves is dyed a deeper shade by the light rain. She has a strange and dream-like beauty.
喜多節世、他
Taira no Koremochi, a great soldier, is hunting deer. He tries to pass by quietly, but the beautiful woman holds onto his sleeve.
野口敦弘、喜多節世
He gives in to temptation and joins the party.
喜多節世、森茂好
Red leaves lay on a bed of moss, highlighting the bewitching face of the noble woman.
梅若恭行
Koremochi's heartbeat quickens at a beauty unthinkable in this world. He is completely captivated.
観世銕之丞
Cups of seasonal sake are exchanged. Koremochi watches, as if it were a vision, the elegant dance of the woman. His eyelids grow heavy and he falls asleep.
喜多節世、他
Once Koremochi is sleeping, the women disappear into the mountains.
後藤得三
Takeuchi, a deity in the service of the Great Bodhisattva Hachiman, appears in the dream of Koremochi and presents him with a sword, with a message that he is to slay the demon that deceived him.
野村万之丞
Koremachi wakes up. The women, transformed into demons, appear before him. Flames are hurled against a rock, while fire rains down from the sky.
片山九郎右衛門、他
From amid the billowing smoke, a gigantic demon shows itself and attacks Koremochi.
桜間金記
The figure is so fearsome, its face is impossible to look at.
粟谷菊生
Koremochi coolly goes into battle with the divine sword and quickly cuts down the demon. His expression is more fierce than the demon.
鏑木岑男、坂真次郎
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