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Plays DataBase Utaura (Poem Divination) : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

A white-haired male shaman appears who travels around the provinces telling fortunes from strips of paper hung from a small bow.
粟谷幸雄
The shaman will perform a poem divination at the request of a villager.
本田光洋
He asks the villager to select a strip of paper with a poem written on it.
清水寛二、西村高夫
The shaman considers the content of the poem. He divines that the illness of the villager’s father will be cured.
粟谷菊生 他
The shaman also lets the child Kōgiku-maru pick a strip for a poem divination.
中所宣夫、中所真吾(子)
Mysteriously, the shaman divines that Kōgiku-maru has already met his father.
粟谷幸雄、内田成信(子)
As the shaman and Kōgiku-maru talk, they realize that they are in fact father and son.
近藤乾之助、東川貴史
As a farewell to the villager, the shaman performs the Dance of the Hells.
粟谷菊生
The shaman dances the infinite suffering of the various hells.
近藤乾之助
He continues to dance the hunger and suffering of hell, becoming more like a god in appearance.
喜多実
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