Yorimasa / Yoroboshi

Yorimasa / Yoroboshi
ROPPEITA KITA, SHIGEYOSHI MORI / KIKUO TOMOEDA, KENZO MATSUMOTO
45.99
OUT OF STOCKSKU: FSV3212

Product Description

Region Code 2, NTSC. Yorimasa is performed by Roppeita Kita (1874-1971), the master who was born in the Meiji period and played an active part in noh during the Taisho and Showa period. First broadcast in 1957. Yorimasa is about the battle at Uji bridge and depicts the hard fought battle and many casualties that occured. The actor dances with swords, to demonstrate how he battles the advancing army. His sword breaks leading to his death. In Yoroboshi, Kikuo Tomoeda shows his skilled performance. Originally broadcast in 1980. A blind boy called Yoroboshi is begging on the stairs of Shitennoh Temple. He inadvertently catches falling plum blossoms into his sleeves. He can smell their beauty, and comes to the realization that if the eyes of the soul are open, one can live in spiritual happiness. He dances for joy and is reunited with his father who had disowned him.