Toryu Ogura Hangan

Toryu Ogura Hangan
JITSUKAWA ENJAKU III, ICHIMURA UZAEMON XVII, ICHIKAWA DANSHIRO, SAWAMURA SOJURO IX, ICHIMURA UZAEMON
45.99
OUT OF STOCKSKU: FSV6220

Product Description

NTSC, Region Code All, English Commentary and booklet notes. 178 mins (main programme) + 23 minutes (special feature on 50 selected works of Kabuki). Colour. Filmed July 1983.
Jitsukawa Enjaku III (1921-1991) was a leading tachiyaku. He died without a son, ending the Jitsukawa clan, although one disciple still holds the name. Ichimura Uzaemon XVII (1916-2001) was considered by some the last 'heavyweight' in the Kabuki world, learning from the old legendary actors. He was known as a tachiyaku, especially of aragoto roles.
One of the most popular stories of medeival sekkyo bushi, that told tales of Buddhist miracles and legendary heroes, was about the warrior Oguri Hangan, who could make horses perform acrobatics. He used his abilities to win the love of Princess Terute, the daughter of the governer of Hitachi, but the jealousy of her family led to him being poisoned and paralyzed. Princess Terute undergoes great hardship, pulling a cart carrying him, but finally he is revived in a holy waterfall.