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Shun'ou Fu / Let's Jazz!




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English Title: Song of Cherry Blossoms / Let's Jazz!
Japanese Title: 春櫻賦 / Let's Jazz !
Romanized Title: Shun'ou Fu / Let's Jazz!

Troupe: Snow
Year: 1997-1998
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 12/19 - 2/1; Tokyo Imperial Theater, 4/3 - 4/30
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 1/13; Tokyo Imperial Theater, 4/14

Shun'ou Fu:

Based On: The early 17th century Satsuma-led invasion of Ryuukyuu and its aftermath.
Author/Director: Tani Masazumi
Composer: Yoshizaki Kenji, Miyahara Tooru
Choreographer: Nishizaki Mayumi, Nishizaki Mine (assistant)
Conductor (Takarazuka): Sasada Aiichirou
Conductor (Tokyo):
Shinjin Kouen Director: Oono Takuji

Let's Jazz!:

Author/Director: Kusano Akira
Composer: Takahashi Kuni, Miyahara Tooru, Kuratomi Shinichi, Miyagawa Akira
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Shou Sumire, Nakura Kayoko, Ueshima Yukio, Iga Yuuko
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nomura Youji
Conductor (Tokyo):

Available on DVD: No (VHS only)

Cast

RoleCastShinko Cast
Jana Ryuuzan (Rizan's son) Todoroki Yuu Takashiro Kei
Komurasaki (leading actress in the all-female "Gokirakuza" kabuki troupe) Tsukikage Hitomi Konno Mahiru
Kabayama Hisataka (military commander of Ryuukyuu on behalf of Satsuma) Misa Noeru Sugata Kou
Akizuki Kazuma (Kabuyama's right-hand man) Kouju Tatsuki Ayabuki Mao
Kiraku Bouyuuza (leader of "Gokirakuza")Shiokaze Kou Mirai Yuuki
Nakagusuku Anjin (Ryuukyuu man of samurai family) Aran Kei Tatsuki You
Itarashiki Kenchuu (same) Ayabuki Mao Aomi Taku
Jana Rizan (Ryuukyuu aristocrat and government official) Natori Rei Hodaka Yuu
Shou Nei (king of Ryuukyuu) Ebira Kaoru Aiki Shuri
Mazenikane (queen of Ryuukyuu) Itsumine Aki Dan Rei
Gushichan (royal prince of Ryuukyuu) Tasai Shun Namiki Akira
Saji Amu (priestess of Ryuukyuu goddess) Hoshi Rimiko Kisaki Miri
Amara Miku (Ryuukyuu court lady) Ai Youko Matsuyuki Kanako
Ogi Sega (same) Asaka Serena Ayuna Sae
Ijuuin Ryouei (Satsuma warrior) Kaede Saki Machika Meguru
Agi (Ryuuzan's mother)Jou Hiroe Ai Youko
Amimaru (Ryuuzan's younger brother) Takashiro Kei Kaou Remi
Ato (Ryuuzan's younger sister) Konno Mahiru Kasumi Fuuka
Shimazu Iehisa (Satsuma warrior) Asuka Yuu Saezuki Akira
Chiran Toyozou (same) Amaki Kaori Kazami Yoshiki
Kaseda Yoshibei (same) Yuu Naoki Tachibana Riya
Yuuna (a member of "Gokirakuza", born in Amami) Kisaki Miri Aida Megu
Ukon (a member of "Gokirakuza") Saotome Sachi Mizutani Shino
Sakon (same) Akari Nami Haru Ayuka
Asagao (same) Kasai Hitomi Yumena Saya
Hirugao (same) Arisa Miho Maisaka Yukiko
Yuugao (same) Dan Rei Asaka Serena
Kankodori (female cook for "Gokirakuza") Mai Chizuru Kisaki Miri
Isuke (doorman in charge of footware for "Gkirakuza") Chiya Akira Misumi Kanon
Haikagura Sanemon (master of traveling entertainers) Kazahaya Yuu Minaho Karin
Okatsu (Sanemon's wife) Kou Hizuru Kisaki Miri
Obana (actress of the "Haikaguraza" troupe) Marioka Tomomi Shiroka Koyu
Namihana Tayuu (water act of "Haikaguraza") Miho Keiko Tamaki Kaho
Mino (puppeteer of "Haikaguraza") Shiomi Maho Yuuki Mao
Touta (Lion stunts act of "Haikaguraza") Mirai Yuuki Ere Marina
Touji (Touta's younger brothers) Aida Megu Marina Miho
Hinagiku (prostitute from Shimabara) Morio Kazumi Yurika Shiho
Young actress Asukai Mari -
Young actress Mizutani Shino -


Other Cast (Tokyo): Amase Izuru, Mio Urara, Rei Yuuki, Chisaki Maria, Makise Kai, Houju Konatsu, Hijiri Rei, Anjou Shiki

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


Shun'ou Fu


Because the Fiefdom of Satsuma has subjugated their country, the young people of Ryuukyuu cannot look at Yamato without hate. It is through personal relationships that the people throw away their hate, discovering a new way to live. From February when the sakura begins to bloom in Ryuukyuu, until May when the sakura begins to bloom in the northern lands, this story unfolds, following the front of the cherry blooms.

April 5th, Keicho 14 (1609), Shou Nei, at his wit's end before the invading forces of Satsuma, capitulates. Ryuukyuu, which has no custom of carrying weapons, had no way of carrying out an effective opposition. Shou Nei, who has given up the Shuri Palace, his wife Mazenikane, his younger brother Gushichan, his prime minister Jana Rizanalong with a hundred other prisonersare taken to Satsuma. The people of Ryuukyuu live in sorrow and watchfulness, and when Jana Ryuuzan would oppose the Satsuma occupying forces, his captured father Rizan remonstrates with him: "My death alone is enough."

The military commander of Ryuukyuu on behalf of Satsuma, Kabayama Hisataka, brings all of the Jana family to Satsuma as hostages: Ryuuzan's mother Agi, his younger brother Amara, and his younger sister Ato. Ryuuzan, who holds a degree from studying abroad in Yamato, is commanded to remain behind, working as a subordinate for the Satsuma who control Ryuukyuu. After Shou Nei and the others leave Ryuukyuu, Ryuukyuu nobles Nakagusuku Anjin and Itarashiki Kenchuu beg Ryuuzan to take command for the sake of protecting the nation of Ryuukyuu, and to go recapture the king from Satsuma. But to do that, Ryuuzan would be abandoning his family to their fate.

One year later, the imperial family is being held under house arrest in Satsuma as prisoners, without receiving the deference they are due, but maintaining a docile attitude, and Rizan is being held in a lunatic asylum, for which Amara still looks upon Satsuma as an enemy. As retribution against the defiant Amara, the Satsuma warrior Shimazu Iehisa declares that he will have Ryuuzan removed from Ryuukyuu, and will send Shou Nei and the others up to Edo at the head of a procession, where they will be treated as an exhibition and ordered to dance the dances of Ryuukyuu, and that Agi and Ato will be sold to a troupe of traveling entertainers. Jana Rizan refuses to swear an oath of allegiance to Satsuma, to protect the pride of the people of Ryuukyuu, and is then forced to accept a sentence of decapitation. In order to save the hostages, Ryuuzan infiltrates Satsuma, where he crosses swords with the Satsuma warrior Akizuki Kazuma. During this, Kazuma senses Ryuuzan's spirit, and he lets Ryuuzan escape, and when Ryuuzan's presence is known, Rizan's sentence is carried out.

Ryuuzan and the others escape from Satsuma pursuit in the female kabuki troupe "Gokirakuza". The leader of the troupe, Kiraku Bouyuuza, is troubled, but the star of the troupe Komurasaki, and Yuuna (who ran away from Amami) smooth things over, and he hides Ryuuzan and the others.

Ryuuzan knows that the troupe has been called to a Satsuma banquet which the Ryuukyuu king will attend, and he begs to be allowed to come along, and they cooperate with him. Ryuuzan enters the banquet as one of the performers, and he meets with King Shou Nei amid the confusion of the dancers, but....


Let's Jazz


It has been a 100 years since Jazz music was born in New Orleans. This is a show created to show the appeal of jazz, to casting back your thoughts to Africa and New Orleans — a revue show overflowing with fun and lively emotion.

Let's Jazz (Prologue) - Scenes 1 ~ 4

The members of Snow Troupe emerge singing from behind a set of music notes and instruments.

King of Jazz: Todoroki Yuu
Jazz Singer Man S: Kouju Tatsuki
Jazz Singer Woman S: Tsukikage Hitomi
Jazz Singer Men A: Shiokaze Kou, Aran Kei
Hip: Misa Noeru
Hop: Ebira Kaoru

Minstrel Show - Scenes 5 ~ 6

Beginning with a tap-esque duet dance, a gorgeous minstrel show time.

Minstrel Singers: Shiokaze Kou, Aran Kei
Hip: Misa Noeru
Hop: Ebira Kaoru

Minstrel Star Man: Kouju Tatsuki
Minsrel Star Woman: Tsukikage Hitomi
Minstrel Singers: Shiokaze Kou, Aran Kei
Singer (Man): Mirai Yuuki
Show Girls: Kisaki Miri, Konno Mahiru
Singer (Woman): Matsuyuki Kanako, Ere Marina

Tigrigna Africa - Scenes 7 ~ 8

A creole remembers Africa, the homeland of jazz, and sings. The African rhythms change and jazz is born. As the music rings out, jazz men dance.

Creole: Todoroki Yuu
African Chorus (Men): Hodaka Yuu, Sugata Kou
African Chorus (Women): Saotome Sachi, Marioka Tomomi, Miho Keiko, Ai Youko

Creole: Todoroki Yuu
Jazz Spirit (Men): Shiokaze Kou, Kaede Saki, Amaki Kaori, Kazahaya Yuu, Aran Kei, Shiomi Maho, Takashiro Kei, Mirai Yuuki, Ayabuki Mao, Machika Meguru, Kaou Remi

Mardi Gras (Carnival) - Scenes 9 ~ 13

A year in New Orleans, revolving around the heart of Mardi Gras. A world of wild joy opens up through the carnival, riding on famous jazz songs.

Preacherman A: Kouju Tatsuki
Mardi Gras Man (Chorus): Tatsuki You, Minaho Karin, Kazami Yoshiki
Mardi Gras Woman (Chorus): Mizutani Shino, Haru Ayuka, Matsuyuki Kanako
Decoration Girl: Dan Rei, Kisaki Miri, Aida Megu, Konno Mahiru

Preacherman: Todoroki Yuu
Preacherman A: Kouju Tatsuki
Mardi Gras Men A: Shiokaze Kou, Aran Kei

Mardi Gras Men A: Aran Kei
Mardi Gras Men (Singer): Shiokaze Kou, Takashiro Kei, Ayabuki Mao

Mardi Gras Men A: Shiokaze Kou, Kaede Saki
Mardi Gras Woman A: Itsumine Aki
Mardi Gras Women (Trio): Marioka Tomomi, Miho Keiko, Ai Youko

Mardi Gras Men S (Old Man): Todoroki Yuu
Mardi Gras Woman S (Old Woman): Tsukikage Hitomi
Hip: Misa Noeru
Hop: Ebira Kaoru
Mardi Gras Woman (Old Woman): Saotome Sachi
Shadow Solo: Minaho Karin

Mardi Gras Man S: Todoroki Yuu
Mardi Gras Woman S: Tsukikage Hitomi

Mardi Gras Man S: Todoroki Yuu
Mardi Gras Woman S: Tsukikage Hitomi
Mardi Gras Men A: Kouju Tatsuki, Shiokaze Kou, Aran Kei
Hip: Misa Noeru
Hop: Ebira Kaoru

Chicago - Scenes 14 ~ 17

Prohibition Era Chicago. On a snowy night as Christmas grows near, a young man named Louis from New Orleans falls in love in this town....

Louis: Todoroki Yuu
Hip: Misa Noeru
Salvation: Aomi Taku, Asaka Serena, Tachibana Riya, Ayuna Sae, Misumi Kanon

Louis: Todoroki Yuu
Rosemarie: Tsukikage Hitomi
King Foster: Kouju Tatsuki
Jazzmen: Asuka Yuu, Kaede Saki, Amaki Kaori, Kazahaya Yuu, Aran Kei, Shiomi Maho, Takashiro Kei, Mirai Yuuki, Ayabuki Mao, Kaou Remi
Rosemarie's Friends: Saotome Sachi, Itsumine Aki, Marioka Tomomi, Morio Kazumi, Miho Keiko, Kasai Hitomi

Dance Score (Rockette) - Scene 18 ~ 19

A line dance from charming rockette girls dressed in costumes designed with musical scores.

Hip: Misa Noeru
Hop: Ebira Kaoru

Let's Jazz (Finale) - Scene 20 ~ 23

As the jazz singer continues singing, the jazz dancers dance in a group on the Grand Staircase, and the finale flows into a duet dance.

Singing Gentleman: Kouju Tatsuki
Dancing Ladies: Itsumine Aki, Marioka Tomomi, Morio Kazumi, Miho Keiko, Kasai Hitomi, Arisa Miho, Ai Youko, Kisaki Miri)), Konno Mahiru

Dancing Gentleman S: Todoroki Yuu
Dancing Gentlemen A: Shiokaze Kou, Aran Kei

Duet Gentleman S: Todoroki Yuu
Duet Lady S: Tsukikage Hitomi
Duet Singer: Kouju Tatsuki

Let's Jazz (Parade) - Scene 24


Parade Gentleman S1: Todoroki Yuu
Parade Lady S: Tsukikage Hitomi
Parade Gentleman S2: Kouju Tatsuki
Parade Gentlemen A: Shiokaze Kou, Aran Kei
Parade Gentlemen B: Kaede Saki, Shiomi Maho, Takashiro Kei, Ayabuki Mao

Other Information

Tsukikage Hitomi's first role as top musumeyaku of the Snow Troupe.

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