Chigo monogatari

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A chigo monogatari (稚児物語) is a special kind of Japanese literature which tells a love story between a Buddhist monk and a young novice or chigo .

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The tragic connection between the monk and the young Keikai Umewaka.

An evil stepmother almost manages to prevent the binding between a monk and a chigo that escape an assassination attempt. Following these tests, the boy chooses to renounce the world and enter religion.

Gemmu a Ohara priest meets a boy of fifteen, Hanamatsu, and falls in love. At the end of his quest he will find that the ghost of the novice, and his young murderer. ( XV century )

  • Hanamitsu花みつ(Hanamitsu)
    (Flower Nectar)

The stepmother Hanamitsu creates difficulties that lead him to suicide . But these events lead to his father and his brother-awakening to religion.

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