This is a story where Tsuna Watanabe, known for his valiance as the head of the big four who served Yorimitsu Minamoto of Seiwa Genji Chaku, goes on a hunt for an Oni (an ogre) to the Rajoumon with a noted sword of Genji Jyudai. With it, he battles with the “Onikiri” evil named Ibaraki Douji, where he finally cuts off the evil’s arm, and becomes widely known to the world.
The first session illustrates the scene
where the big four repels the band of thieves who came seeking
for the noted Genji sword. Then later at a feast, Ttsuna and
Yasumasa Fujiwara quarrels over the existance of an Oni (ogre)
in the Rajomon. The second session shows Tsuna’s valiance as
he goes on an ogre hunt single-handed, and the rough-and-tumble
battle scene with the Onikiri and Onitsue (an evil incarnate
of an Oni staff). The powerful musical performance and the impact
of the fighting scene highlights the climax. *Noted sword of
Genji=Originally named the “Hige-kiri” but later renamed as
“Onikiri” after Tsuna Watanabe’s story about his slashing the
It is a sacred sword of Genji Judai ordered to be crafted by
Mitsunaka Minamoto (Yorimitsu’s father) and is passed down to
Yoritomo Minamoto, the founder of the Kamakura Shogunate, along
with it’s sibling sword “Hijimaru”.
Mei Yasutsuna (later named Kunitsuna)
Belongs to Kitano Tenmangu. An important cultural property.