Kabuki and Meguro 3-Mysterious stories “Kasanegafuchi” and “Kasanezuka”-

In Meguro, there is a place closely related to the incident that became the subject of Kabuki. This time, it is a story related to the ghost story "Kasane Fuchi".
Take the Tokyu Toyoko Line from Shibuya Station, get off at 3 Yumeji Station and go south for about 300 meters to Komazawa Street. Turn left at the intersection in front of Meguro Tax Office and go about 200 meters to Yutenji Temple .
Yutenji is a disciple of Yutenshonin who worked on the Edo shogunate, which had constrained the construction of a new temple. We bought the end temple “Zenkyuin” and built it as a temple with the death of “Yutenjojin” as the founding year.

“Kasanezuka” passes through the main gate of Yutenji and is on the right side of Niomon (Meguro-ku tangible cultural property).
This mound is commemorating that the rebirth performance of "Iromoyo Kamameme" (the 4th generation "Tsuruya Nanboku") was well received in Taisho 15 ( It was erected in 1926 by Kabuki actors.

The true story about “Kasane” is the following causal words according to the “Death Revenge Storybook”.
In the early Edo period, a peasant named Yoemon was living in Hanyumura, Okada-gun, Shimoda, Japan (now Hanyu-cho, Joso-shi, Ibaraki) It was out.
Because his wife died early, a widow named “Osugi (sugi)” was greeted by his later wife.
“Osugi” had a 3-year-old child who said “help”, but his feet were bad and his appearance was also very ugly.
“Yoemon” hates “suke” and approaches “sugi” to throw away children or leave the house. "Suke" will be dropped into the waterway between Yokosone Village and Hanyu Village and killed.
The following year she gave birth to a girl and named it "Rui".
However, "Rui" grows up exactly like the killed "suke".
The villagers who saw it rumors in the shade that “help” is not “ru” but “help”.
One day, I hear that a flower named “Yagoro” suffers from illness in a nearby hall, and the gentle “Rui” nurses “Taro Goro”. Eventually, my illness recovered and I helped with the field work for a while.
At the recommendation of the village chief, “Ten” welcomed Goro Tani as a samurai, and “Taro Goro” named the second generation “Yoemon”.
“Yoemon” cherished “Ten” and worked hard on farming, but gradually stopped working due to the nature of the flower, and hated its ugliness and began to struggle with “Ten”.
On August 11, 1945, Yoyomon, on the way home from harvesting harvested beans together with "Ten", puts heavy beans on his wife, thrusts them into the river, kills the throat It has been. This incident was a two-way struggle of color and greed to kill the ugly wife, get the property, and welcome a beautiful wife. After the killing, “Yoemon” did not eat, and brought the corpse of “Ten” to Bodoji Temple “Hozo-ji” and buried it falsely. The incident seemed to end with this. However, this will be a major incident several decades later.
Although it was a newly-married “Yoemon”, no matter how many new wives meet, they die. The girl “Kiku” is finally born after the sixth wife. This wife too, “Chrysanthemum” died in the age of 12. “Yoemon” thinks that he will make a retreat from “Chrysanthemum” and marry a man named “Kingoro”.
However, in the coming New Year of Kanbun 12 (1672), “Chrysanthemum” suddenly began to suffer from blowing bubbles from the mouth. And in a terrible voice, he said, “I am a“ cumulative. ”I ca n’t leave“ Yoemon ”without killing it.” So, “Yoemon” and “Kingoro” Ji) " The “Chrysanthemum” that was supposed to be possessed by this dead spirit, who did not dissipate in any prayer, was helped by “Yutenjojin” who came to Iinuma “Kyokyoji” did. It is said that the hair of “Chrysanthemum” is wrapped around and pressed down, forcibly praises the buddha, and makes the dead spirit mature. Later, Yutenjojin was also reported to have rescued the spirit of “help”, who had also died of a non-working death with the mother of “Ten”.

Thus, the miserable event that occurred over 60 years, when the parents killed the child and the husband killed the wife, closed the curtain. Along with this tradition, there is a tomb that is handed down to three people, “Assistance”, “Problem”, and “Chrysanthemum”, and “Yujojojin” is a rosary that was used for the liberation of the dead spirit. Juz), Mandara, and wooden statues are preserved.

This story has been widely known since 1821, when 150 years later, “ Colored Azuki Beans '' was staged, and Sanyutei Mincho's “ Shinkei Kasane Fuchi '' It is said that it became the subject of many stories.


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