Tamasaburo on Stage Sep14

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Tamasaburo on Stage

 

Kabuki superstar Bando Tamasaburo V performs the role of a beautiful woman, dressed in white, who suddenly and mysteriously appears at the edge of a lake in the falling snow, in a play entitled Sagi Musume.  The story of the woman, who embodies the spirit of a white heron, is explained here by an English-speaker narrator.  Toward the end of the piece, there is a dramatic change of costume, referred to as hikinuku.