Sake Storehouse Watchman
Money Storehouse Watchman
This play deals with the eternal problems of money and drink. The fans are used to represent sake cups and bottles, and a circular hand movement, money.
The Lord shows the watchmen the storehouses to guard and departs. The watchmen figure that taking a little money and sake would not be noticed, so they partake of the wealth within the warehouses. The Lord returns, catching them at their deception. Then tying them up, he departs. The watchmen help each other untie each other's knots and continue to party. When the Lord returns he is disgusted with them. He orders them to take what they will and leave. The two leave dancing and in merry spirits.