Aoi no Ue, Sanemori

Aoi no Ue, Sanemori
KINTARO SAKURAMA, RYUMA SAKURAMA, ARATA HOSHO + MICHIO SAKURAMA, SHIGEYOSHI MORI, KAN HOSHO, MINEO KABURAKI
45.99
OUT OF STOCKSKU: FSV3664

Product Description

89 minutes, Region Code 2, NTSC. Black and White. This DVD features a classic version of the classic play Aoi no Ue (Lady Aoi), filmed in 1936, performed by actors from the Konparu school; Kintaro Sakurama, Ryuma Sakurama and Arata Hosho. Aoi no Ue (Lady Aoi) is from the fourth category of noh plays, Zatsu Mono. It is based on Genji Monogatari, sometimes called the world's first novel, being finished in 1004. Lady Aoi who is pregnant with Genji's child, lies on her deathbed close to death (represented by a robe placed at the front of the stage). A shaman summons the spirit that is possessing her, and Princess Rokujo appears, filled with jealousy as she was a former lover of Genji. The Saint of Yokawa (a Buddhist mountain ascetic) is fetched as the shaman is powerless, and Rokujo's spirit becomes afraid eventually finding peace and enlightenment. Sanemori was filmed in 1967, also featuring actors of the Konparu school, including National Treasure Michio Sakurama (1897-1983), Shigeyoshi Mori, Kan Hosho and Mineo Kaburaki.