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Plays DataBase Semimaru : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

Semimaru, the blind child of the Emperor, is taken by palanquin from the capital to distant Mount Ōsaka.
桜間金記、野口敦弘、他
Semimaru has been abandoned by his father.
粟谷新太郎
The grieving courtier says Semimaru’s father is showing concern about the next life of his son. Semimaru is to become a monk.
観世栄夫
In his humble existence, he will have only the one thing from the gorgeous daily life of the palace - a biwa lute.
友枝昭世
Semimaru’s sister, Sakagami, has lost her mind and wanders around remote places.
野村四郎
In her disturbed state, she leaves behind the colorful capital of autumn.
金春欣三
In a mirror of water, she is surprised to see a reflection of herself and her hair, which stand upwards.
香川靖嗣
Sakagami arrives at Mount Ōsaka and hears the sound of a lute. She realizes that in the straw-thatched hut is her brother, Semimaru.
豊嶋敬三郎、豊嶋一喜
They are happy at the unexpected reunion and comfort each other about their misfortunes.
野村四郎、観世栄夫
Nevertheless, they cannot do this indefinitely. In tears, the two part.
豊嶋敬三郎
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