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Plays DataBase Koi no Omoni (The Deadweight of Love) : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

Yamashina no Shōji is an old gardener who has fallen in love with a court lady. She says that if he can walk around the garden carrying a package, she will show herself to him.
南條秀雄
Burning with hope, he tries his best, but it is so heavy he can't lift it.
津村紀三子
From the depths of his despair, with all his energy gone, Shōji curses the behavior of the court lady.
梅若靖記
The retainer's servant discovers that Shōji is dead and informs the retainer.
善竹十郎
Prompted by the retainer, the court lady goes out into the garden but finds she can't move at all. The ghost of Shōji is there.
観世喜之
The ghost of Shōji begins talking about his deep grudge against the court lady.
観世銕之丞、片山慶次郎
He shares with her the torment of his grudge.
観世栄夫、他
But Shōji ends the curse and chooses the path of becoming the court lady's guardian deity.
梅若六郎、梅若晋矢
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