The First Story
Seijuro, a handsome young man apprenticed to a shopkeeper. Reluctantly, he returns the love of his master’s sister. They elope and are discovered. Wrongly convicted of stealing money (actually mislaid), Seijuro is executed.
Onatsu, the shopkeeper’s sister, who is in love with Seijuro. After his execution, she goes mad for a time and later enters a nunnery.