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Benkei vs Ushiwaka

Benkei tai Ushiwaka

Directed by Kenzô Masaoka
Japan, 1939
Animation, Short


A well-loved Japanese tale based on the adolescent years of the Samurai folk hero Minamoto Yoshitsune (here called Ushiwaka). On the Gojyo Bridge in Kyoto, the pint-sized but wise Ushiwaka faces master swordsman Benkei who is on a quest to collect 1000 swords from his defeated foes.

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Benkei vs Ushiwaka Directed by Kenzô Masaoka

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