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今戸心中 (Imado Shinjyuu)

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吉里は、吉原に住む花魁です。彼女のなじみ客であった平田が、彼女と別れて故郷の岡山に帰ってしまいます。彼女はこのことを、大変悲しみました。彼女は、もう一人のよく来る客、善吉は冷たくあしらってきました。しかし、彼女は、善吉が彼女の為に、全財産を失ったことを知ります。そして、彼女は、彼を暖かく扱うようになります。しかし、彼等には、お金がありません。ついに、二人は心中をしてしまいます。

Yoshizato is a high-class prostitute, who lives in a Yoshiwara, where prostitution is legal. Hirata, one of her customers, leaves her and returns to his home town Okayama. She becomes very sad about this and thus treats another customer, Zenkichi, very coldly. But when she learns that Zenkichi lost his fortune because of her, she starts to treat him more warmly. But together, they don't have money and at last they commit suicide together.


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