Released May 2013. NTSC, Region Code All, English Commentary and booklet notes. 87 mins (main programme) + 23 minutes (special feature on 50 selected works of Kabuki). Colour. Filmed February 2001, May 2008.
Bando Mitsugoro (born 1956) is a leading tachiyaku and dancer. Nakamura Tokizo V is a talented onnagata and nimaime (handsome lover) actor.
Yakko Dojoji was staged for the first time in 1875. It is a humorous dance play, a paraody of the famous 'Musume Dojoji' about a passionate girl who falls in love with a priest and takes revenge when she is jilted. It mixes Nagauta and Tokiwazu music ensembles. Kisen is a dance first staged in 1831 as one section of the five role hengemono. The dance opens in the precincts of Maruyama Park in Kyoto, when the cherry trees are in full bloom.