Shunkan, Shojo Midare

Shunkan, Shojo Midare
HISAO KANZE
45.99
OUT OF STOCKSKU: FSV5095

Product Description

NTSC, Region code 2, 94 minutes. Japanese only. Hisao Kanze (1925-1978), brother of Hideo Kanze is a legendary noh actor. Shunkan (filmed in 1975) is the story of the Buddhist preist, Shunkan, of the Shingon sect and two nobles, Taira no Yasuyori and Fujiwara no Naritsune who are exiled to Kikaigashima or devil's island. It features the Shunkan mask, that expresses the despair of the character. Shojo Midare (filmed in 1964) - the Disorderly Tipster Sprite, takes place in China, at a village on the Yangtze river. A sprite (shite) living in the sea meets a wine seller called Gao-feng (waki). The sprite gets drunk and dances, and Gao-feng is blessed with a never ending vat of wine. Midare is a special dance that takes place in this play.