Yushi is the young hero who falls from his father's ship and loses his memory. In his quest for his identity, he meets The Wise Old Man who gives him direction, the lovely Sea Turtle who wins his love, and the Tanuki Badgers who comically beat their tummies and, in spite of their mischief, aid Yushi on his search. When Yushi meets the Terrible Thunder Dragon, he learns that he is the son of the Emperor, and because of his journey, will someday become the greatest Emperor of Japan. The mythic structure is made accessible to the children by the use of Japanese theatrical devices such as the Bunraku-like puppet manipulation of the Kurogo, dressed in the black of invisibility, and the beauty of the Japanese costumes, sets and music. Wonderful set, prop, lighting and costume opportunities await the producers of this charming play.