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Plays DataBase Makiginu (The Rolls of Silk) : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

A man has come from Kyoto with an offering of silk to Kumano Hongū Shrine in Kishū province (present-day Wakayama prefecture), but he is late. To punish him, he is tied up.
谷本健吾、安藤貴志
He was late because he stopped at a shrine to offer a poem to the deity. He is set free by a Shinto priestess whose movements are controlled by the deity.
松本忠宏、金森秀祥、森茂好
The man’s poem eased the deity’s suffering. The priestess performs a dance in praise of the virtues expressed in the poem.
大村定
Majestically, the priestess offers a prayer to the deity.
内田安信
In the deep forest, the dance of the priestess continues.
観世栄夫
When the dance is over, the deity leaves the body of priestess and normality returns.
富山礼子
Kumano Hongū Shrine, the story’s sacred forest setting.
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Photo: TOSHIRO MORITA

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