seventeen-year-old girl in a wonderful dress descends from a ladder held by a fireman.
She hopes to meet her lover again.
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.
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.
story was told in a Kabuki play.