Kumasaka Chohan (Bandit chieftain)
Ushiwakamaru (Minamoto Yoshitsune 12th c. - known by this name in his youth)
The first follower of Kumasaka
Hagare (Stripped victims)
The hero, Ushiwakamaru, triumphs over evil, the thief Kumasaka. This action-packed play takes you beyond a need for dialog. The fighting scenes and the final duel with Kumasaka's dramatic sword swinging are the highlights.
Kumasaka's band of robbers can only seem to rob people of their clothes. Seeking more lucrative loot, Kumasaka orders his band to attack the inn where Ushiwakamaru is staying during the night. Ushiwakamaru hears of their plans. In the dark, he causes the robbers to attack their own members. Finally Chohan and Ushiwakamaru fight. Chohan is slashed across the shoulder and though severely wounded, Ushiwaka allows him to escape.