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Watch the Procession of Warriors in Full Regalia at the Masakado Matsuri (将門まつり)- as Bando City Celebrates the Fearsome Rebel Taira no Masakado (Sunday Nov. 11th) » 150722_1504

There are certain families in the Kanto area, who as devotees to Masakado for generations as their titular deity, never plant these flowers KIKYO (桔梗) as this was also the name of the woman (daughter, wife, mistress… it varies according to each different source) who betrayed Masakado, revealing to Hidesato how to identify the real Masakado among his “doubles”

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