Cinema Kabuki, Sakura Hime Azuma Bunsho (x2 DVDs)

Cinema Kabuki, Sakura Hime Azuma Bunsho (x2 DVDs)
KATAOKA NIZAEMON, BANDO TAMASUBURO AND OTHERS
109.99
OUT OF STOCKSKU: FSV9444

Product Description

Stars two of the legends of Kabuki, tachiyaku (male roles) actor and Living National Treasure Kataokoa Nizaemon XV together with onnagata (female roles) actor Bando Tamasuburo. This is the first time they have performed together for 36 years. Comes with special interviews with both actors and rehearsal video, three postcards, in a special case. Fillmed in 2022.

DVD1, 124 minutes plus 23 minutes bonus material.
DVD2, 138 minutes
Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0ch.
16:9LB
No subtitles, Japanese only
NTSC

Sakura Hime Azuma Bunsho was premiered in 1817. It was revived in March 1967, with a fourth script written by Gunji Masakatsu., and this is now the definitive version. A priest Seigen, is having a relationship with a young assistant, Shiragiku. Due to the nature and problems they decide to commit suicide together by jumping off a cliff at Enoshima. They each take a part of an incense container, inscribed with eachother's name. Shiragiku prays to be born a woman in the next life, to become Seigen's lawful wife and jumps into the sea Frightened by a light and white heron flies up from the shadow of the cliff. Seigen steps back from the edge of the cliff.