The Priest Shunkan
*With secondary audio in English
The Priest Shunkan Matsumoto Hakuō
Chidori, a woman diver Nakamura Jakuemon
Tanba no Shōshō Naritsune Matsumoto Kōshirō
Hei Hangan Yasuyori Nakamura Karoku
Seno'o no Tarō Kaneyasu Bandō Rakuzen
Tan Saemonnojō Motoyasu Nakamura Baigyoku
The priest Shunkan has been exiled to “Devil’s Island” for plotting against the dictator Kiyomori. A pardon is given to his fellow conspirators and Shunkan. However, as he hears that his wife has died in Kyoto, Shunkan gives up his place on the boat to freedom so his companion’s new wife can accompany her husband back to the capital. The boat leaves and Shunkan is left watching it disappear in the distance, knowing he will be left on the island forever.
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