Tamasaburo Bando Kabuki Dance 4, Kagami Jishi, Kanaya Tanzen, Kosu no To

Tamasaburo Bando Kabuki Dance 4,  Kagami Jishi, Kanaya Tanzen, Kosu no To
TAMASABURO BANDO
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English commentary (by Paul M. Griffith) English menu, Region Code, All, NTSC. Performed 1992-93, 89 minutes. In Kagami Jishi (the Mirror Lion) (65 mins) Yayoi, a lady in waiting at the Shogun's palace, performs the lion dance at the New Year Celebrations. She holds a wooden lion head, but as she is hesistant she is locked into a room to practice. She becomes gradually more engrossed, the spirit of the lion entering into her and taking charge of her movements. Two butterflies appear, and the lion chases them. The dancing maiden disappears completely leaving only the raging spirit of the lion, he shakes his mane in great fury. This is followed by Kanaya Tanzen (13 mins) Ogie style dance about vain men comparing their looks and Kosu no To (11 mins) dance set to Jiuta style music, composed by an 18th century geisha.