Act Eight:

Dramatis Personae:

Tonase - wife to Honz? and mother to Konami

Konami - daughter of Tonase and betrothed to Rikiya


The effects of Enya's crime have spread to all those with associations to the ?boshi family: Rikiya, though promised to marry Konami and joined to her by bonds of love, has refused to accept any of the engagement presents. Deeply concerned, mother and daughter decide to make the long and arduous trip from Kamakura to Yamashina. Along the journey, during which they pass countless sites made famous by their appearances in poetry, Tonase speaks to her daughter of the joys of marriage and attempts to comfort her uneasy heart.