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Plays DataBase Kurama-tengu (Long-nosed Goblin in Kurama) : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

Spring at Mount Kurama in Kyoto. The mountain priest invited Ushiwaka-maru (Shanaō) to the famous cherry blossom spot to console him after they were shunned and left behind by the other priests and children at a blossom-viewing party.
橋岡久馬、逸見純一
The mountain priest introduces himself as the great tengu of Mount Kurama and tells Ushiwaka-maru he will teach him the secrets of warfare the following day. He disappears into the clouds.
梅若万三郎
A menial konoha tengu appears and reports that Ushiwaka-maru has learned all the arts of war under the great tengu. They have been told to cross swords with Ushiwaka-maru, but they look to retreat instead.
野村万蔵
Without asking his master’s permission, Ushiwaka-maru decides not to go through with the face off against the konoha tengu. The great tengu is touched by this thoughtfulness and relates a story from China.
観世喜之、津村正典
Zhang Liang was a vassal of the first emperor of the Han Dynasty and Huang Shigong was an expert in the arts of war. After Huang deliberately dropped his shoes, Zhang placed them back on the master’s feet. Following showing such consideration, Zhang was taught the secrets of war.
粟谷菊生
The great tengu says that, even with a rough master like him, his much-loved Ushiwaka-maru has followed in the footsteps of Zhang Liang, with mind fixed on the tyranny of the Heike clan. This spirit is praiseworthy.
野村四郎
The dignified appearance of the great tengu of Kurama.
観世銕之丞
Nothing was held back in his teachings to draw out the sharp skills of Ushiwaka-maru.
友枝喜久夫
The great tengu says he will accompany Ushiwaka-maru like a shadow in his forthcoming battles with the Heike clan. He promises to support him.
狩野丹秀
He takes his leave of the sorrowful Ushiwaka-maru, soaring into the treetops of Mount Kurama at twilight and disappearing.
梅津忠弘
The remote Mount Kurama, where Ushiwaka-maru studied under the great tengu.
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