NTSC, Region Code All, English Commentary and booklet notes. 59 mins (main programme) + 23 minutes (special feature on 50 selected works of Kabuki). Colour. Filmed June 1999.
Nakamura Jakuemon IV (1920-2012) was a Living National Treasure and fantastic onnagata actor. Nakamura Shikan VII (1928-2011) was another great onnagata actor, and Nakamura Tomijuro V (1929 - 2011) was also a famed tachiyaku actor, who took on a range of roles.
Three kabuki dances. Bungo Dojoji is a famous kabuki dance. Ukare Bozu is a comic dance about a beggar priest. Onna Date is dance that takes place in the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters.