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An itinerant monk recites a poem by Monk Saigyō condemning Madam Eguchi for refusing him lodging. A woman takes him to task.
宝生閑、金井章
The woman says that the refusal had shown consideration for the monk. She reveals that she is the ghost of Madam Eguchi and vanishes.
友枝昭世
Madam Eguchi appears before the monk, who is performing a memorial service. She shows a scene with her attendants on a pleasure boat, enjoying themselves on a magnificent river.
友枝昭世、中村邦生、粟谷明生
After lamenting the courtesan, Madam Eguchi explains karmic reward and the transience of all things.
後藤得三、ほか
She performs a relaxed and elegant dance.
喜多長世
The dance is not only graceful but also shows deep truth.
近藤乾之助
Eventually, the courtesan is transformed into the bodhisattva Fugen and disappears into the western sky.
関根祥六
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Photo: TOSHIRO MORITA

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