Hagoromo, Aya no Tsuzumi

Hagoromo, Aya no Tsuzumi
ROPPEITA KITA, KANESUKE NOGUCHI + SUSUMU HAHI, KENNOSUKE KONDO + OTHERS
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112 minutes. Region Code 2, NTSC. Black & White & Colour. Hagorama (The Feather Mantle) is a play from the third category, katsura mono (wig pieces). Filmed in 1952 it features actors from the Hosho school, including the greats Roppeita Kita, Kanesuke Noguchi, Kenzo Matsumoto and Shigeyoshi Mori. A beautful play, Hagoromo centres around a fisherman called Hakuryo, who when approaching the shore, finds flowers falling around him mixed with a wonderful smell. He noitces a feathered cloak (hagoromo) and decides to take it home. A maiden calls out that the cloak belongs to her. She is an angel and needs the cloak to return to Heaven. The fisherman however, remains intent on keeping the cloak. The angel suffers, she gazes up at the sky and the songs of the birds of heaven grow fainter and fainter. Hakuryo can stand it no longer and gives the cloak back on condition that the angel dances for him. We are treated to a sumptuous dance and heavenly music, with the moon gleaming above Mount Fuji, until the angel disappears from sight. Aya no Tsuzumi (The Damask Drum) was filmed in 1978 is in colour and features actors from the Hosho school, Susumu Hahi, Kennosuke Kondo and Shigeyoshi Mori.