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A traveling monk meets an old fisherman at Akogi-ga-ura beach in Ise Province (on the coast of present-day Tsu City, Mie Prefecture).
粟谷菊生
The old man relates the origins of Akogi-ga-ura. A fisherman called Akogi was punished for poaching fish by drowning at sea.
観世銕之丞
The old man asks the monk to hold a service for Akogi, who is suffering in hell. Is he the ghost of Akogi?
喜多実
At dusk, the old man hauls his nets. A sudden gust of wind blows, darkness falls and the old man disappears between the waves.
香川靖嗣
At night, the traveling monk holds a service for Akogi. The ghost of Akogi appears, carrying his nets.
観世銕之丞
Akogi shows how he fished in a forbidden area. The waves turn into raging flames that attack him.
粟谷菊生
Akogi suffers the monstrous tortures of hell. Poisonous fish and venomous snakes chase him.
坂真太郎
Ice tortures my flesh, my bones are crushed, and there is no escape from the burning flames. Traveler, save me!
津村禮次郎
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