Mt. Imo and Mt. Se: An Exemplary Tale of Womanly Virtue is one of the masterpieces of Bunraku. Act I contains two scenes, performed by late national treaures and great masters. 61 minutes, NTSC, Region Code 2, Japanese only. Comes with special feature Imose-yama no Dan (111 minutes) filmed in black and white.
Act I (Shodan) :
Komatsubara no Dan (1986), Ebisukan no Dan (1994)
performed by Koshijidayu Takemoto, Sumidayu Takemoto, Tamao Yoshida, Seiji Tsurusawa, Komatsudayu Toyotake, Monju Kiritake, Tamajo Yoshida, Kanjuro Kiritake II
Imose-yama no Dan (1969):
performed by Harukodayu Takemoto, Koshijidayu Takemoto, Minosuke Yoshida, Tamao Yoshida
This act requires two hanamichi, the set showing a wide river with a mansion on either side, one at the foot of Mt. Imo, the other at the foot of Mt. Se. The river flows as if into the audience. At the climax of the act, Sadaka floats her daughter's head and items from the Dolls Festival over to Daihanji to symbolize the posthumous wedding of Koganosuke (Daihanji's son) and Hinadori (Sadaka's daughter).