minamoto yoshitsune

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The person cuts down the Earth Spider without a second thought,
thus exterminating the monster by taking its life away with a sword.

Those serene folktales are a thing of the past.
I have continued to tarnish this sword with human blood.
I’m just a bit regretful to my ancestors.

If it’s true that this is valuable,
for this blade to be even sharper
is something I wish for.

No, no, I’m not saying I want luxuries,
my wish is for a magic sword that can
decapitate a hundred people in a single swing.

Because, look, going one by one is a waste of time, isn’t it?

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Happy anniversary Musical Touken ranbu !

Two years ago on the 30/10/2015 was the première of Touken ranbu trial.

I’m so glad thèse musical exists, and what a delight to have benkei and most of the human team back!

I gathered the photos from the rehearsals on Twitter since they had 2 birthday célébration and benkei’s actor posted a photo of yoshitsune’s actor with the new boys, they are very cute(my Google translate-fu fails me on this tweet).

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It is said that Sakai Inari Jinja (境稲荷神社) was founded in the 15th century, and then burnt down and rebuilt several times. To its north is a well that was allegedly constructed by Benkei, a follower of military commander Minamoto no Yoshitsune. During the American air raids of 1945, which destroyed most of eastern Tokyo, this well was a lifesaver that provided water to residents.

Today the shrine can be found outside the University of Tokyo’s Ikenohata Gate, and just around the corner from Shinobazu Pond in Ueno Park.