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第四節 Sec. 4

 Karaito was captured. First, she was in custody of a convent in Matsugaoka. Soon the letter from Yoshinaka was also found, thus all evident became clear. However, the nun master in Matsugaoka refused to return Karaito to Yoritomo, instead secretly attempted to release her to her home country in Shinano. Unfortunately on the way home, Karaito was stopped by Kajiwara no Kagetoki and brought back to Kamakura.

 Karaito was almost able to escape from Kamakura, but caught on the half way and was forced to return back. On this scene, Kajiwara is riding on a horse, and the only female is Kawaito. A palanquin was prepared for Karaito in this long journey, but it is empty now.


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 The crowd procession presents many attractive details. Warriors shown various dresses and behaviors: carrying a palanquin, resting a pole sward on the shoulder, wearing tow swords at the side. There are two men walking in empty hands. They both having a unique style to our eyes -- shaking the shoulder, and wave the hand on the same side to step forward the leg. It is believed that people all walked this way in the past until the modern time.

Karaito Soshi, Waseda University Library

唐糸草紙(早稲田大学図書館蔵)第二段 Karaito Soshi, Waseda University Library, no. 2

Karaito Soshi, National Diet Library

唐糸草紙(国会図書館蔵)十二ゥ Karaito Soshi, National Diet Library, 12b