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Kurama Tengu

Kurama Tengu

 This is a Noh song based on the story of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, a Heian era warrior, in childhood. The outline is as follows. A mountain priest and Shanao (Yoshitsune's childhood name) meet at Mount Kurama and they become close. Sympathizing with Shanao, the mountain priest reveals that he is the Great Tengu (long-nosed goblin) of Mount Kurama, and teaches Shanao the secret art of war. Afterwards, the Tengu promises that he will support Shanao, and flies away over Mount Kurama.
 This record depicts a scene in which the Tengu tells Shanao the story of Zhang Liang of the Han Dynasty, who was taught the secret art of war after sincerely serving Huang Shigong, his mentor. This scene is included in Yokyoku-shu.