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Growing Up




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English Title: Growing Up
Japanese Title: たけくらべ
Romanized Title: Takekurabe

Troupe: Moon
Year: 1994
Performances: Bow Hall, 2/26 - 3/12

Based On: "Growing Up" by Higuchi Ichiyo
Author/Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Composer: Terada Takio, Yoshida Yuuko
Choreographer: Hanawaka Shunjuu

Available on DVD: No

Cast

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Fujimoto Nobuyuki (eldest son of Ryugeji temple)Shizuki Asato
Midori (younger sister of Yoshiwara's Oiran Omaki)Kazahana Mai
Shoutarou (street gang leader. grandson of Tanakaya)Shiokaze Kou
Choukichi (street gang leader)Minazuki Shizuka
Nakazou (master of the house next to the stationary shop) / Onui (Shoutarou's grandmother. Tanakaya pawn shop)Suzuka Teru
Oshou (Nobuyuki's father. chief priest of Ryugeji Temple)Ebira Kaoru
Omaki (Nobuyuki's mother)Kuni Natsuki
Oomaki (Oryou. Midori's sister)Maiki Aya
Okuni (Midori and Oryou's mother)Rika Masumi
Natsu (mistress of the stationary shop) / NarratorNatsukawa Yura
Genshichi (temple man at Ryugeji. former young master of a futon store)Ujou Kaoru
Tetsugorou (rickshaw man)Oomine Mayu
Sangorou Yoshizuki Eri
Ohana (Nobuyuki's sister)Hanazono Yukari
Otsuma (new prostitute of the red-light district)Ran Reika


Other Cast: Mashiro Tomona, Akatsuki Nagisa, Koshi Haruki, Mihara Shiho, Kazusa Mahiro, Misato Maya, Hanaoka Miyuki, Matsudaira Rubi, Natsuno Saki, Runa Mari, Naruse Kouki, Jouka Azuki, Subaru Kazuki, Kitajima Mami, Sonomiya Reina, Ootaka Tsubasa

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


Summary of the novella:
The main characters are children living on the edge of Yoshiwara, the only district of Edo (later Tokyo) that was licensed for prostitution. As they grow up, they find themselves assuming their family professions and losing the freedom they enjoyed as children.

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