Stories concerning Minamoto no Yoshitsune, one of Japan's best known and most tragic heroes, are numerous and varied. From his birth to his death, nearly every episode of Yoshitsune's life has been retold in war tales, histories, and plays. One of the major and most influential retellings of the Yoshitsune legend is found in Gikeiki, a text from the fifteenth century. This study looks at the early period of the legend and specifically focuses on the Kibune episode, when Yoshitsune lived and trained at Kurama Temple.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2014Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 49-50)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Asian languages and civilizations