|Dance title||Hashi Benkei|
|Author||Kineya Kangor˘ III (music)|
This dance portrays the famous story of Ushiwakamaru who faces the long sword wielding Benkei at the Goj˘ Bridge in Ky˘to. At first, Benkei mistakenly thinks Ushiwakamaru is a woman and approaches him. Benkei realizes his mistake when Ushiwakamaru kicks Benkei's long sword. Angrily, Benkei challenges the young Ushiwakamaru and the two fight intensely. Benkei Is completely out-foxed by the swift Ushiwakamaru and in the end, he surrenders and agrees to become Ushiwakamaru's servant.
Source: Nihon Buy˘
The dance "Hashi Benkei" (print made by K˘un)
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