Grateful, the peddler shows Kayo some special "marriage aids" for the bride, Lady Mao.Kayo's bravery and good sense will aid the peddler throughout the tale.
Act one A wandering medicine peddler arrives at the house of the Sakai Clan on a wedding day, however as he crosses the threshold to the clan household he senses something is not right. To save themselves from disgrace and the poor-house, the family sold their only daughter's marriage to the Shiono Clan to clear their debts.The peddler is not welcome, but Kayo the maidservant allows him in the kitchen."Goddess of the Dark Tower" is based on Tenshu Monogatari, a play by Kyōka Izumi.It tells the story of a forbidden love between a god and a human.Act two To save their lives, the peddler must know the truth and reasoning behind the demonic attacks. While they stew in their fear, the peddler makes a protective ring of salt and magical scales.
When the peddler returns, Kayo the maidservant confesses that she threw water on any cat that entered the kitchen.Enraged, the bake neko surges through the door and devours Lady Mizue and Master Katsuyama, her faithful retainer. They find a white wedding kimono, which turns blood red.Sato hysterically blames Clan Lord Yoshiyuki for the bake neko attacks.As the bride crosses the threshold to meet her wedding escort, she dies mysteriously.The peddler being an outsider brings him under suspicion, and so he is seized and bound in ropes.Iemon Tamiya is a ronin samurai who marries a beautiful woman named Oiwa.