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Plays DataBase Sakuragawa (The River of Cherry Blossoms) : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

Sakurago’s mother weeps after she learns her child has sold himself to relieve her poverty.
島原春京
The mother loses her mind and leaves her home village to travel in search of the child.
佐々木宗生
Three years later. The madwoman is in the area of Sakuragawa River, which takes its name comes from cherry blossoms (sakura).
島原春京
Cherry blossom season at Sakuragawa River. Thinking of the link between the flowers and Sakurago, she scoops up the petals.
梅若万三郎
The woman tells her story to a monk who has come to see the blossoms. Her frenzy grows as the wind scatters the petals.
野村四郎
The blossoms entice the wind when they fall, and the wind scatters them again. I will scoop up all the fallen petals.
内田芳子
But however many times I do it, there are too many blossoms. The truth is that I miss Sakurago so much it’s hard to bear.
渡辺容之助
Before long, the woman faces the youth who came with the monk: “It’s my Sakurago!”
渡辺容之助、亀井雄二ほか
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