Baishu is the hero of a Japanese legend involving Benten, the Buddhist god of affection and luck. According to the story, Baishu discovered a love poem on paper in a pool of water close to a brand new temple devoted to Benten .
He fell in love instantly and went to the temple to ask the goddess to assist him discover the girl who had written it. He was so decided he got here each day and on the seventh stayed all evening.
As evening turned to morning, an outdated man entered the temple. Then one other man, this one fairly younger, appeared from the entrance of temple. The younger man instructed the outdated one which his assist was wanted to carry a couple of marriage. The outdated man took a crimson rope, tied one finish on Baishu, and lit the opposite from a temple lantern. As he circled the rope within the air, the younger girl who had written the poem appeared. The younger man instructed Baishu that this was the particular person he needed. Benten had heard his prayers and determined to grant his want.
Before Baishu may react, all of his guests vanished. The lady was gone. He questioned, had he imagined all of it?
Puzzled, Baishu started strolling house. As he went, he noticed the younger lady who had been introduced to the temple. He stated hey, and he or she started to stroll with him. Baishu stated nothing in regards to the assembly within the temple, and neither did the lady. But after they reached his home, the younger lady stated that they had been married by Benten.
Overjoyed, Baishu introduced her into the home. They instantly started dwelling as husband and spouse. Oddly, nobody else within the neighborhood appeared to notice. At occasions, Baishu thought his new spouse was invisible to all others. Even so, he was very blissful.
Just a few months later, Baishu was in Kyoto when he met a servant who stated his grasp needed to meet him. Baishu adopted alongside to a home he had by no means seen. There, an older man welcomed him as his future son-in-law.
Before Baishu may say anything, the person instructed him that he had unfold poems across the space close to Benten’s temple and prayed to Benten for a very good marriage for his daughter. Benten had answered his prayers and described a future son-in-law who seemed precisely like Baishu.
Then the person opened the door and launched his daughter—the girl Baishu had been dwelling with.