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A Buddhist monk from Kiso (in present-day Gifu Prefecture) meets a woman shedding tears while praying at a shrine in Awazugahara in Ohmi (present-day Shiga prefecture).
桜間辰之
The woman tells the monk that Kiso Yoshinaka, a general from Kiso, is enshrined here. She asks the monk to hold a memorial service for him and then disappears.
木原康夫
It is evening. The woman appears before the monk dressed in armor. She was Lady Tomoe, a female warrior who served Yoshinaka.
松井彬
Lady Tomoe recalls the times she and Yoshinaka went to battle together.
喜多六平太
Fighting his final battle, Yoshinaka was severely wounded and pressed Lady Tomoe to escape. Tearfully, she tells of their parting and how she faced the battle.
喜多六平太
She pretended to be weak to draw in the enemy, then drove them away in a stroke.
福代綏子
She returned to Yoshinaka.
桜間金記
Seeing he was already dead, she cried aloud.
桜間辰之
There was no strength in the hand that held the kimono he left behind. Her sorrow is without end.
大島衣恵
Bamboo hat in hand and weeping, a solitary figure flees towards the village of Kiso.
金剛巌
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