Performed in 1986, 177 minutes, English commentary and subtitles, Region Code All, NTSC. Ichikawa Ennosuke is one of the most popular contemporary kabuki actors. He is known for creating 'super kabuki', and is head of the troupe that modernized kabuki with stage tricks, amazing costumes, action and fights. Sawamura Sojuro (1933-2001) was the heir of his renowned grandfather, while Jitsukawa Enjaku III (1921-1991) was a great tachiyaku (male role) actor. Ennosuke Ichikawa also revived many forgotten plays such as Date no Juyaku (full title Hajimomiji Ase no Kaomise) in which Ennosuke makes some 47 quick costume changes, plays different roles and does his chunori stunt, flying over the heads of the audience. One of the great all time performances.