The Best Selection of Bunraku - Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees Vol.4

The Best Selection of Bunraku - Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees Vol.4
NANBUDAYU TAKEMOTO DANROKU TAKESAWA AND SHIMADAYU TOYOTAKE AND OTHERS
45.99
OUT OF STOCKSKU: FSV5427

Product Description

With English subtitles and liner notes. NTSC, Region Code 2. 125 minutes plus extra footage 35 minutes. Vol.4 has three acts; Michiyuki Hatsune no Tabi and Kawatsura Hogen Yakata both performed in 1984 and Kawatsura Hogen Yakata Okuniwa performed in 1981 by Nanbudayu Takemoto, Danroku Takesawa and Shimadayu Toyotake. Comes with extra footage of Michiyuki Hatsune no Tabi performed in 1970 by Koshijidayu Tsuruzawa and others, 35 minutes.
Michiyuki Hatsune no Tabi (The Hatsune Drum's Journey) is a michiyuki dance, during which Yoshitsune's lover Shizuka-gozen and the magic fox disguised a retainer journey through the cherry blossoms of Mount Yoshino. During Kawatsura Hogen Yakata (The Mansion of Kawatsura Hogen) Yoshitsune is being sheltered by Kawatsura Hogen, a mountain priest. The real identity of Tadanobu is revealed by striking a drum. who is transformed into a fox. He explains the drum is made from the hides of his fox parents and because he yearns to be with his parents again, he disguised himself as Tadanobu. Yoshitsune finally makes a present of the drum to the fox.