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Plays DataBase Nue (Monster Nue) : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

A traveling monk meets a strange boatman who rows up to him at night on Yodogawa River in the village Ashiya in Settsu Province (present-day Ashiya City in Hyōgo Prefecture).
山田純夫
The boatman reveals he is the ghost of a monster called Nue.
橋岡佐喜男
He tells how he was shot and killed by master archer Minamoto no Yorimasa.
松井彬
After asking for the prayers of the monk, the ghost of Nue rows off into the darkness and disappears.
渡辺三郎
It is the middle of the night. The ghost of Nue appears in its true form, with the head of a monkey, the legs of a tiger and the tail of a snake. It thanks the monk for his prayers.
松井彬
I caused the illness of the emperor.
五木田武計
But the arrow of Yorimasa felled me.
浅見真州
Yorimasa made a name for himself, while I was shut in a dugout canoe and sent into the dark depths.
坂真次郎
Asking the moon over the mountains to shine brightly and save one who died in darkness, Nue sinks back in the waters and disappears.
桜間金記
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Photo: TOSHIRO MORITA

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