The story of Kotoga beach
beach(Kotoga-hama) is located in Maji Nima-cho ,Shimane Prefecture,
western Honshu, Japan, |
known as a beautiful musical sandy beach.
long ago, there lived a blind father and his daughter, called Koto Hime
who becomes 18 years old.
He was famous as a player on the Koto
in the Taira
The secret melody was handed down from father to daughter, but..
: Japanese harp from
JAPAN Encyclopedia KODANSHA
Hime : a princess
Family) : One of the four great families, including also the MINAMOTO FAMILY,
FUJIWARA FAMILY, and TACHIBANA FAMILY, that dominated court politics during the
Heian period(794-1185). The high point of Taira influence came in the late Heian
period under Tadamori's son TAIRA NO KIYOMORI , victor in the HOGEN DISTURBANCE
of 1156 and HEIJI DISTURBANCE of 1160, who rose to the position of grand minister
of state in 1180 MINAMOTO NO YORITOMO rebelled against and crushed the Taira and
established warrior government in Japan. Kiyomori and all the major Taira leaders
died or were killed during the Taira-Minamoto War, and the house never again achieved
prominence. The story of the Taira is recounted in The Tale of the Heike(HEIKE