1. Oshichi burns her house (1888)

The seventeen-year-old girl in a wonderful dress descends from a ladder held by a fireman. She hopes to meet her lover again.

Oshichi met the handsome Samon during a previous inferno in 1681. They took shelter in the Enjoji temple, fell in love and had a night of passion.

She wanted to meet him anew at the temple and set fire to her home in despair. Her evil deed was exposed. Setting fire in a wooden house of Tokyo was a capital offence. Oshichi was burned alive and Samon committed suicide out of shame.

Their story was told in a Kabuki play.