Kouchiyama, (the bogus priest) is disguised as a poor priest, but in reality is the leader of a gang. He discovers a shopkeeper's daughter, Namiji, is being kept in the palace of Matsue against her will as she refuses to become a concubine. Her parents and relatives want her to return home and marry a suitable young man. This gives Kochiyama an idea for a scheme that will exploit the situation. An evil character named Daizen tells Matsue that Namiji and his rival, Kazuma, are secret lovers. Before he can order an inquiry,the arrival of a messenger from the Archbishop of Kanei Temple is announced. The messenger introduces himself as Kitadani no Dokai, a high ranking priest in the temple and asks for a private interview. In fact, this priest is Kochiyama in disguise. What follows are more intriguing plots and sub-plots. Will Kochiyama triumph in the end? 90 min, Region Code:All NTSC.