Kita-Ryu - Sumidagawa. NHK Nohgaku Special Selection

Kita-Ryu - Sumidagawa. NHK Nohgaku Special Selection
AKIYO TOMOEDA, KAN HOSHO
45.99
OUT OF STOCKSKU: FSV5210

Product Description

84 minutes, NTSC Region Code 2. 1996. Sumidagawa is an episode of the Tale of Ise. It is a sad story of a mother, a 'crazy woman' who gets on a boat to cross the Sumidagawa river. The boatman tells the passengers it is one year since a child, Umewakamaru, died on the shore. The woman stays on the boat after everyone else has got off, and cries. She reveals the deceased child was her son. At a ceremony, she beats a gong and the spirit of Umewakamaru appears. She tries to hug him, but the ghost slips through her arms. Akiyo Tomoeda and Kan Hosho are both Living National Treasures.