Benkei tai Ushiwaka (1939)

Benkei the warrior priest is on a quest to gain 1000 samurai swords but, for the final sword, meets his match against Ushikawa Minamoto on Kyoto’s Gojo Bridge.

Alternative titles: べんけい対ウシワカ, Benkei vs. Ushiwaka, 弁慶対牛若

Notes: It is based on the legendary encounter between Saitō Musashibō Benkei, who was collecting swords for the Buddha, and Minamoto no Yoshitsune, who was called Ushiwaka in his youth.

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