Story of Celestial Maidens – 天女の羽衣
Scene 1: The Celestial Palace
In their palace above the clouds, the Celestial Queen and Maidens greet the dawn with a celebratory dance. The Celestial Maidens notice the sunlight glittering on a river below them and beg the Queen for permission to descend to the Earth for the first time. The Queen grants their request and gives them beautiful robes. However, she warns them to wear their robes at all times, for they will need them to return to their home in the Celestial Palace.
Scene 2: At the River
The Celestial Maidens descend to Earth and happily explore the river. Two of the Maidens decide to take off their robes so they can play in the water. A fisherman takes the beautiful robes and shows them to a group of children from his village. Meanwhile, the Maidens are distraught when they realize that they have lost their robes.
Scene 3: At the Celestial Palace
The Celestial Queen and her attendants worry that the Maidens will not be able to return home.
Scene 4: At the Village