Outstanding DVD of three classic kabuki dance stories. Fuji Musume (The Wisteria Maiden) features a kabuki dance, most famously performed and choreographed by a kabuki actor, Onoe Baiko VII in 1938. The story is set in the town of Otsu, known for its streets lined with paintings. A passerby notices a painting of the wisteria maiden who comes to life, carrying a wisteria (a type of flowering plant). She writes love letters to her admirer, which remained unanswered, so the dancer expresses her feelings of sadness and heartbreak eventually returning to the painting. The accompanying music is particularly evocative. Yasuna is also famous for its kabuki dancing. The dancer performs through various pieces, changing roles and costumes. Yasuna is deeply hurt after his lover commits suicide, remembering happier times with her. Features beautiful shamisen playing in the kiyomoto style. The final classic dance story is Sagi Musume (The Heron Maiden) a women with the spirit of a heron suffering from unrequited love. There are five costume changes as the heron transforms from a young to an old woman, before reverting to a heron in the final death scene. A magical DVD with much musical interest. 73 min, Region Code:All NTSC.