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Pale Dawn




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English Title: Pale Dawn
Japanese Title: 白い朝
Romanized Title: Shiroi Asa

Troupe: Flower
Year: 1997 - 98
Performances: Bow Hall, (1997)10/25 - 11/11; Nippon Seinenkan, (1998)2/28 - 3/8

Based On: The novel Sabu by Yamamoto Syuugorou
Author: Shibata Yukihiro
Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Composer: Terada Takio
Choreographer: Hanayagi Hagi

Available on DVD: No (VHS only)

Cast

RoleCast
Eiji (paper craftsman) Takumi Hibiki
Sabu (paper craftsman) Iori Naoka
Onobu (worker at a small restaurant) Nagisa Aki
Osue (Watabun's servant) Maikaze Rira
Yohei (day laborer) / Sanukiya Ihei (restaurant master) Kishi Kaori
Seishichi (day laborer) Itsuki Chihiro
Otoyo (woman laborer) Shino Yuka
Okayasu Kihee (public official, police manager) Ban Akira
Matsuda Gonzou (day laborer agent) Kizuki Ayumu
Mankichi (day laborer) Sena Jun
Kinta (day laborer) Asahina Kei (1)
Matsuzou (day laborer) Masaoka Nao
Yoshikazu (day laborer) Asazono Miki
Ryuu (day laborer) Ranju Tomu
Omiyo (Watabun's wife) Machikaze Kana
Okimi (Watabun's daughter)Momoka Sari
Osono (Watabun's daughter)Fuzuki Miyo
Osetsu (daughter of the house neighboring Sabu) Sawaki Kurumi

(1) In Nippon Seinenkan Mizu Natsuki

Others:
Shou Tsukasa, Kazato Yuma, Sagami Rei, Utahana Yumi, Mao Natsuki†, Eri Chiaki, Kouno Marika‡ , Ayukawa Natsuki, Momoka Sari, Sou Kazuho, Chihaya Mae

  • † Performed in Bow Hall only.
  • ‡ Performed in Nippon Seinenkan only.

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


The Edo Era, Edo. Eiji and Sabu, apprenticed together from a young age under a famous paper craftsman and studied together, but while Eiji finished a skilled craftsmen, Sabu always comes to a standstill at the gluing stage, and fails at whatever task he is given.

However, Eiji always protects, concoles, and encourages Sabu, and because Sabu is grateful their friendship becomes even deeper. Near their store there is a money-exchange business called the "Watobun", there is a servant girl named Osae, who is clever and hard-working, and a restaurant where a hazy and loving girl named Onobu works. While visiting Watobun on business, Eiji meets and befriends Osae, and Sabu (who sometimes goes drinking at the restaurant) has fallen for Onobu. However, Onobu has feelings for Eiji.

At that time, the master of the Watobun's prized cammellia has lost his buds. Because they are found in Eiji's tool bag, he falls under suspicion and is set under house-arrest. From the beginning, Eiji has no memory of having done such a thing, and so he plans to explain to the master, but without being allowed to meet him he is harshly beaten by visitors to the store. After that, when he is investigated by a government official, he obstinantly refuses to give so much as his name or address, and made homeless he is sent to be a day laborer on Ishikawa Island....

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  • First performed in the Grand Theater by Moon Troupe in 1974.

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