Draw Your Sword
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English Title: Draw Your Sword
Japanese Title: 刀を抜いて
Romanized Title: Katana o Nuite
Performances: Bow Hall, 1/3 - 1/20
Shinjin Kouen Performances: n/a
Based On: A novel of the same name by Okamoto Ippei (岡本一平)
Author/Director: Takagi Shirou
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
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|Takamado Taiyuu, daughter of a former samurai, a courtesan||Miyuki Hanayo|
|Banzuiin Choubei||Tajima Kumi|
|Touken Gonbei, follows Choubei||Misato Kei|
|Mizuno Juurouzaemon, opposes Choubei||Asuka Miyako|
|Nobuyoshi, newspaper seller. Actually in the pay of the police||Kotobuki Hizuru|
|Ohikari, Takamado Taiyuu's younger sister||Ushio Akari|
|Funayoshi, Ohikari's lover||Taira Michi|
Other Cast: Kiyokawa Hayami (Senka), Fujisono Satomi, Suzuka Teruko, Shiomi Rika, Kunizuki Miki, Kijou Tomoka, Naka Iori, Tatewaki Joze, Hatobue Maki, Sugata Haruka, Miwa Chigusa, Hiroki Jun, Isono Chihiro, Hayami Ritsu, Natsuse Amane, Maizumi Sari, Agou Sachi, Hanajou Marie, Segawa Kae, Natsu Masumi, Hitomi Mari
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Sangorou, son of a noodle shop owner, spends all of his time loafing about doing nothing. He disregards the advice of his father, who can't bear to see his son wasting his life.
Nobuyoshi the newspaperman tells him he should try being a soldier of fortune and loans him a costume and rusty sword. Sangorou, who thinks being a soldier of fortune makes him more of a man, soon finds himself in a quarrel with an Edo gangster named Gonbei before he realizes it.
One day, Sangorou becomes acquainted with the courtesan Takamado Taiyuu, and hears her unhappy life story. Hearing it, he soon finds himself helping her to get her revenge....
- Originally performed as a Grand Theater show in 1956.
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