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Shutendōji kept Drinking. That so Alcoholised.
酒呑童子物語 …Shutendōji Monogatari.
A Big. Drinker was He. Big as well. Well as
a huge Habit. Now. Then long. An Addiction. A
Giant among Men too. To His large. Ears. So
Lil’ could persuade. Him
Otherwise. Others, wise enough. Knew enough.
Enough Drinking of such leads to fun,
Merry Mirth. Mores. Then...
leads to Issues. More, Many. Many humorless.
Senseless Acts. Lay behind. This Giant. And that
Drinker. Indeed Many in Deed. So harmed. Harms
His Ways. Means Peaceful. Day, Night.
Could not so
be attained. At Alls. Justice. Was
not prevailing. A Giant...
went Anywheres. So Wanted. Wanted
soon enough. Was He too. To,
for a Range. Of Crimes. Benign were few. Many
were… simply massacred. Wise Men... Had. Had
ENOUGH. A Few Brave Men. So Ups
and stepped. Tough, Martial Men. Men
Wise in these Arts. Of War. Self-Defense.
Mores. Weapons... would also. Also
be. So required. To Slay.
This Giant. That
Monster Cutter. Of Yore
was, is. So made. Back then. Then
as oft. Now. For
This Giant. Had a Crew.
Of Ruffians, Thieves, Crims of many
ill-gotten designs. Five Groups led by
greatly desperate Men. 5. Alls with designs
of their own. For greatness, Theirs. To
prevail. Such goings onto. Ons.
Arounds, Abouts. These Times, Places.
Of Yore. Japan.
T’was, the 9th Century. Times,
Places were hard. So
Japan. Of Yore.
Amakuni Yasutsuna, of Hōki Province. Was also Hard.
At Work that is. That is on One Plan. Planning
a Making. That is
of One Sword. Of
a New Elemental Design. Designed
LARGER than Norm. Greatly
for these. Those Not so normal
Times. Of Foes...
LARGER than. Life, normal. Back then. Then
a Sword of unequal length. More Cutting Blade. More
Sharpened mass. Mass Destruction, GIANT-
sized thereof. Therein His ForgeShop He
so toiled. Toiled
hard, well as. As well He could. Till
Alls. Was so done. When done so a
Home. So Found. Finding
Room. A Local Temple. So deposited. In
There. This cutting
Yasutsuna knew, even then. Then,
that was just a matter. Of
those Times, Places. Of Yore. To
Awaiting The Heroes. With Giant Killing.
(...For those of an Interest: Aboves. Belows. In
The Mains. So vis Writ In Our World. Legends
of Shutendōji from The Ōeyama Ekotoba
(大江山絵詞, Illustrated Story on Mt. Ōe), of
period (1336-1392). Now preserved in
The Itsuō Museum
(逸翁美術館, Ikeda, Ōsaka Prefecture, Japan.)
so lacking. Then. Now,
Robbers, Thieves thick, HighWays-Men
terrorised the Japanese CountrySides. Ways,
Means had to be cleared. Martially.
So Decreed. Imperialistically affirming too.
Big Numbers. Big.
Too many Crimes, Complaints, Curses. Had
so risen. Rising
Ups. Against such a total Tyranny. Of giant
portions. Of Terror. Terribly,
suitably terrified. The Emperor. Agreed
too. That. To
A Hero Team.
Those Giant Killers. Needed in these
Times, Places. To be so found. Found
soon enough in Deed. Indeed
amongst. His Many Men. Martial. Back
As these Five Men. So walked the Path. So
opened. Sure stepped. On a Mission. Decreed
From King, Country per se. So
a very. Martial Team. Therein.
Minamoto no Yorimitsu 源頼光
AND The Four Generals of The Shitennō 四天王.
Sakata no Kintoki 坂田公時,
Watanabe no Tsuna 渡辺綱,
Urabe no Suetake 卜部季武 and Usui Sadamitsu 碓井貞光.
Of Yore too. To
Ōeyama. Walked. Martially. So
that Temple. Had to be. Passed. Alongs
those Ways. Means Plans falling. Into Place.
Just in Time. For that Meeting. Then. Then
Fujiwara no Yasumasa 藤原保昌
so joined. Ins.
With Them. So Six. So walked. Now.
To that Temple. Alongs those Ways. Means
too three. Others. So waited. There. Mission
support bound as well. Well as
Supply. Of Items. Three more. Men
as well. Well as. Now. Which was then.
So then Nine. Martial Men.
Had and have. So walked. There.
To Ōeyama. Of Yore. On a Mission. So
decreed. Imperially. Yorimitsu eagerly
grasped. As if. Was Alls. A Dream. In
a small room. That Templed
Blade. Giant sized.
Of SwordMasterSmith Yasutsuna. Mentioned
afore. Herein. Aboves. That GIANT Blade.
Belows the Temples arching Roofs. Housing
This. That Work so. Yet to come. Coming
across those wise in Supply too. The Three
Things. To them. Six. Vital survival. Necessities,
Three. For the Six. That had so. Walked back. Then.
A Helmet. For the wielder. Of The Blade.
A Rope. To so and then. Bind that. Seized
A Special Brew. Headless Wine. Also
Portion thereof. Therein. Supply so
then departed. They. Those three so
wise. In Supply. So
Six. Then left. Rightly
still walked. On.
To Ōeyama. There. Then
soon enough. To be There
in Deed. Indeed in
The Giant’s Lair. House.
retreat. Place. Placed as Guests
by minions, servants supporting. That Giant.
Invited to partake. Banquet on that is. That of
this Eves. Entertainment. There. Giant’s
Where soon enough. Enough was being
drunk. Giant sized. So drunk. By that
Giant. Of Decree. Imperial. Shutendōji.
That He became quite ageeable. Agreed
He was even thirstier. Thirst perhaps quenched
by a Guests... Special Brew.?. in
Special enough. Soon enough. Even Giants
become. Stupefied, sedated. Uncoordination
apparently follows. Soon enough. After that so
Special Brew. After that well as. As well
A Plan. Unfolded.
Then. The Giant and 5 Crew. Had
lots to do. But could do lil’ too. To stop a Six plan
unfold. Unfolding Rope and Sword. Heads
soon flew. Well Shutendojis mainly. Across
the Guest Room. Floor. So flew. Off
That imperial decreed. Giants. Shoulders. Headless
brew in deed. Indeed as each of the six
planned moves. Unfolded. Giant and 5
Crew. Outmatched. Even numbered. Drunk
as. Out moved. Outdone. Done. In.
The Giant’s. That Guest Room
in Our World. Legends so tell
Tales. How, what and whys-
that. This Sword
got its nick-nomen Dōjigiri
Nomen Meanings “…Dōji Cutter…” or “…Dōji Slayer…”.
Thus the Giant/Monster Cutter. So titled. Herein.
Designated as a National Treasure;.. Japan. The
…Kokuhō, 国宝 Attributed as The Dōjigiri-Yasutsuna. As
a Blade. Some 80cm in length,
a curvature of some 2.75.
From a SwordMasterSmith. Of Yore. Aboves,
Belows. Images shows. Herein. In
Next… Posted. Ups so is: Part Two too. How To.
That Swords. Giant Trail Tales.
A Legendary. GIANT Sword: Thru’.
History. Herstory as well. Well as:
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World Legends. Is A Desire.
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