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One consideration on 「Avalokiteshvara」 story -focused on The Tale of the Heike-

  • 日本硏究
  • 2015, (38), pp.307-325
  • Publisher : The Center for Japanese Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Published : February 20, 2015

Kim Mi-Ok 1

1고려대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Taira no Kagekiyo(平景清)was a samurai of the Taira clan who took part in the Genpei War of Japan, against the Minamoto clan. He was captured at the battle of Dan-no-ura in 1185. In 1196, Kagekiyo then allowed himself to starve to death at the new capital of Kamakura. Kagekiyo is perhaps most famous for his appearance in the eleventh chapter of the fictionalized epic The Tale of Heike, in the section called The Dropped Bow(弓流). Kagekiyo starred a warrior in the The Tale of the Heike. But through Yōkyoku in the The Kagekiyo, Daibutu-Kuyou, Japanese Traditional Music(幸若舞) Kagekiyo, the character, Kagekiyo was getting enlarged and grown in Japanese classical puppet play Career Kagekiyo, written by Chikamatsu Monzaemon. Japanese Traditional Music Kagekiyo can be called the best dramatic work in the middle era. This paper shows the clue to the background why Kagekiyo starred an essential character in Heike focusing on many articles dealing with the legend Kyongchung.This paper will suggest not whether the legend was a true but what aspects will ne appeared according to the the each period.

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