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Plays DataBase Kantan : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

The village of Kantan, China. The mistress of an inn has prepared the mysterious pillow of Kantan, which is said to lead to enlightenment.
石田幸雄
Rosei lives in the country of Shu Han in China. Searching for what to do with his life, he has left on a journey to meet a great priest.
豊嶋訓三
During his journey, Rosei stays at the inn in Kantan. The mistress recommends that he take a nap on the pillow until the meal is ready.
粟谷新太郎
As Rosei falls asleep, an imperial messenger appears before him. He has come to welcome Rosei as the emperor of Chu. Rosei is taken in a litter to the magnificent Imperial Palace.
坂井音重、他
A reign of 50 years passes quickly. At a celebration banquet, Rosei receives the congratulations of the dancers.
津村礼次郎
During the magnificent banquet, Rosei enjoys himself more and more. He begins to dance himself.
今井泰男
Displaying the majestic appearance of an emperor, he dances elegantly.
粟谷新太郎
The more he sings and dances, the more he enjoys himself. Before long...
喜多六平太、他
The scene before Rosei begins to change, shifting rapidly from night to day and from one season to another.
粟谷新太郎
Everything was a dream of Rosei.
観世栄夫
The mistress of the inn has woken him up. She says his millet meal is ready.
関根祥六、山本東次郎
Fifty years of splendor was only an empty dream. It was the pillow that was our teacher, guiding us to enlightenment.
観世栄夫
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