In the classic Sumidagawa (Sumida River) a deeply disturbed mother is wandering in search of her son, who has been stolen and sold into the slave trade. At the Sumida River, she hears from a boatman the tragic story of child who had got killed on the road. She discovers this child was her son. Hanabusa Shujaku Jishi (The Bridge Between this World and Buddhist Land) is a dance that dates back to 1754, based on the Noh play "Shakkyo". The dance features a shishi or an ancient Chinese lion, a guard of Buddha. Butterflies cause a sleeping princess to wake. She plays with the butterflies and begins to dances. She hold two small lions heads, and becomes embroiled in the spirit of lion. She reappears as the spirit of the lion with a dynamic dance, in contrast to the gracefulness of the earlier dance. Breathtaking. 84 min, Region Code:All NTSC.