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Plays DataBase Shunkan/Kikaigashima : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

A messenger is traveling to an island where three rebels have been banished. He carries a letter of pardon that will allow two of them to return to the capital.
森茂好
Shunkan, a high priest, is among those exiled on Kikaigashima Island in southern Satsuma (Kagoshima).
粟谷菊生
Shunkan pours out some valley water for his fellow exiles, Fujiwara no Naritsune and Taira no Yasuyori. He calls it is sake.
藤村健、鈴木啓吾、坂真太郎
He misses the splendid life he lived in the capital. He tries a dance, but his spirits are low.
津村礼次郎
When the messenger arrives, the exiles are filled with joy. But Shunkan’s name is not on the letter of pardon.
関根祥六
He is to be left on the solitary island. As if waking from a nightmare, Shunkan throws aside the letter, overcome with grief.
宝生英雄
It is time for the boat to leave. Shunkan, who has come along, clings to the sleeve of Yasunori.
宝生閑、武田尚浩、関根祥六、他
His fellows board the boat. Shunkan hangs onto the mooring rope, but it is cut and ends up in a heap on the shore.
関根祥六、他
With shouts and tears, they leave Shunkan behind. The ship heads off into the distance.
粟谷菊生、他
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