Yasuji Inoue (1864 - 1889)
Series; Foundations of Morality and Success
Kyodo Risshi no Motoi
The beauty Hotoke gozen traveling to join the sisters Gio and Gijo, who had become nuns. Both sisters were popular shirabyoshi dancers in Kyoto, and Gio was a special favorite of Taira no Kiyomori. When Kiyomori fell in love with a new dancer named Hotoke gozen, Gio was forced to retire against her will, becoming a nun along with her sister and mother in Saga. Later, Hotoke left Kiyomori to join the sisters and become a nun as well. She is shown arriving in Saga, lifting the robe draped over her head for a better view. She carries a large black hat and a walking stick, and the two nuns, wearing blue clothes over their heads, wait in the garden for her.