Sawara

Japanese - An artist. He loved Kimi, the niece of his tutor, Tenko, but when he left to learn more from Myokei, this great artist wanted Sawara to marry his daughter. Kimi, distraught at this news, disappeared and, when Sawara returned to Tenko's house, she was nowhere to be found so he married a farmer's daughter named Kiku. When he later met Kimi, she stabbed herself to death on learning that her beloved had married another. He painted a picture of the dead Kimi which came to life and visited him every night. He finally gave the picture to be hung in a temple and put aside his wife, Kiku. On occassion, called Sawara.

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