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Plays DataBase Mii-dera (Mii-dera Temple) : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

At Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, a mother prays to meet with her missing son, Senmitsu, and has a dream.
今井泰男
A person in the neighborhood divines the meaning of the dream - she can meet with her son if she goes to Mii-dera Temple in Ōmi Province.
観世左近、野村万之介
At Mii-dera Temple, Senmitsu has become a monk’s disciple. With the monk and others, he goes out to the garden to view the full harvest moon.
宝生弥一、武田友志、他
At the same time, his mother is rushing along the road to Mii-dera Temple.
喜多六平太
His mother has lost her mind. She runs down the road and arrives at Mii-dera Temple.
近藤乾之助
In the evening, the bell is tolled to give the time.
山本則重
Charmed by the sound of the bell, the mad woman wants to ring it herself.
髙橋章
Shrugging off the rules of the monks, she tolls the bell.
近藤乾之助
The pure sound of the bell clears the mind of the mad woman.
観世左近
In the moonlight, she tells stories about the bell as it rings out.
髙橋章、他
Senmitsu hears the stories of the mad woman and realizes she is his mother. The two of them are joyfully reunited.
梅若万佐晴、他
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