Posted by Andy Watanabe on May 28, 2003 at 23:50:38:
In Reply to: Hidemaro posted by Guy Pepermans on May 27, 2003 at 22:25:48:
The figure looks most un-Benkei-ish, but still, it must be at least a reference of some sort to Benkei stealing the bell of Miidera, if not a direct representation. The clothing seems playful, so perhaps it is an Edo figure dressing as Benkei stealing the bell for a parade of some sort. Just conjectures. But actual bells were a bit too heavy for any but heroes to carry, and Benkei is the only one said to have done so.
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