Kanze Ryu - Hajitomi, Rikka Kuyo. NHK Nohgaku Special Selection

Kanze Ryu - Hajitomi, Rikka Kuyo.  NHK Nohgaku Special Selection
KIYOKAZU KANZE
45.99
OUT OF STOCKSKU: FSV5208

Product Description

83 minutes, NTSC Region Code 2. 1996. Noh plays performed by the 26th grand master of the Kanze school, Kiyokazu Kanze. Hajitomi is the episode 'Yugao' (Moonflower) from the Tale of the Genji. A Buddhist monk from Kyoto prays to the spirits of flowers. A woman appears and offers a beautiful white flower, a moonflower. He listens to the tale of a lover affair between Hikaru Genji and Lady Yugao from a villager, while later, the ghost of Lady Yugao appears to the monk, narrates her memory of her love and dances. We later learn this all took place within the monk's dream.