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Plays DataBase Shakkyō (Stone Bridge) : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

Jakujō, a monk traveling around the holy places of Buddhism in China, is visiting the stone bridge of Mount Shōryōzen.
宝生閑
A boy woodcutter tells Jakujō that the stone bridge leads to the Pure Land of Monjusri Bodhisattva. It looks like Jakujō has decided to cross the bridge.
橋岡伸明
The woodcutter seems like an old man at times. He stops Jakujō, explaining that the dangerous stone bridge is not easy to cross.
津村礼次郎
The youth compares the difficulty of crossing the bridge to that of Buddhist ascetic training. He predicts there will be a good omen soon.
谷本健吾
When the youth leaves, a hermit appears. His merrymaking creates a festive atmosphere.
野村小三郎、奥津健太郎
Before long, a lion messenger of Monjusri Bodhisattva appears from the other side of the stone bridge.
喜多実
The lion performs a magnificent dance.
喜多六平太
The lion plays with peony flowers, which fly into the air.
津村礼次郎
It is as though there are two accompanying lions.
八世観世銕之亟、九世観世銕之丞
At times, it’s like there are four lions in one place.
金春安明、他
The spectacular dance is filled with the fragrance of peony flowers.
桜間金記、他
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