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A Flute Named Wind / A Revue is Born

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English Title: A Flute Named Wind / A Revue is Born
Japanese Title: 野風の笛 / レヴュー誕生 -夢を創る仲間たち-
Romanized Title: Nokaze no Fue / Revyuu Tanjou

Troupe: Flower
Year: 2003
Performances: Takarazuka, 5/23 - 7/7; Tokyo, 8/8 - 9/14
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka, 6/17; Tokyo, 8/19

A Flute Named Wind:

Based On: An original work by Keiichiro Ryu
Author/Director: Tani Masazumi
Music Composed/Adapted By: Yoshizaki Kenji, Maeda Shigemi, Wakita Minoru
Choreography: Nishizaki Mayumi, Yamamura Waka
Shinjin Kouen Director: Kodama Akiko

A Revue Is Born:

Based On: An original work by Kobayashi Kohei.
Author/Director: Kusano Akira
Music Composed/Adapted By: Takahashi Kuni, Kuratomi Shinichi
Choreography: Hayama Kiyomi, Nakura Kayoko, Ueshima Yukio, Masaki Rino, Wakao Risa

Available on DVD: Yes (release date 9/21/03); Shinjin Kouen: VHS only
DVD Scene/Music Cut: No


RoleCastShinko Cast
Matsudaira Tadateru Kazusanosuke (The first shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu's sixth son) Todoroki Yuu Aine Harei
Hanai Yoshio Mondonosho (Hanai Sankuro's heir) Haruno Sumire Hanagata Hikaru
Princess Iroha (Tadateru's wife, Date Masamune's daughter) Fuzuki Miyo Toono Asuka
Yagyu Munenori (Shogun's fencing instructor) Sena Jun Misuzu Aki
Toyotomi Hideyori (Toyotomi Hidetada's heir, the lord of Osaka Castle) Ayabuki Mao Mochizuki Rise
Date Masamune (Powerful lord of the northern province) Ritsu Tomomi Mineki Ayato
Tokugawa Ieyasu (The first shogun of the Edo shogunate) Natori Rei Kiryuu Sonoka
Hanai Sankuro (Tadateru's senior counselor) Misa Noeru Shima Arata
Tokugawa Hidetada (Ieyasu's third son, the second shogun of the Edo shogunate) Natsumi You Taka Reira
Yodogimi (Toyotomi Hideyoshi's concubine, Hideyori's mother) Rika Masumi Mizuki Mai
Honda Masanobu (Retainer of the house of Tokugawa) Yabuki Shou Chihiro Yuu
Ogou-no-Kata (Hidetada's wife) Shou Tsukasa Nanase Kira
Luis Sotelo (Missionary) Ootomo Reika Shihou Nanami
Hayami Mamoru Hisa (Retainer of the house of Toyotomi) Takashou Mizuki Yuugiri Rai
Oono Shuuri (Retainer of the house of Toyotomi) Mayuzuki Kou Hinata San
Lady Chaa (Ieyasu's concubine, Tadateru's mother) Sachimi Anna Hanaki Yuina
Tsukushi (Puppeteer looking after Tadateru) Suzukake Miyuki Maishiro Nodoka
Nawashiro (Puppeteer looking after Tadateru) Masaoka Nao Shiyou Rene
Ayame (Puppeteer looking after Tadateru) Utahana Yumi Hayabusa Satsuki
Uha (Puppeteer looking after Tadateru) Yuuma Rin Seiki Hanna
Shiranui (Puppeteer looking after Tadateru) Ranju Tomu Tsukiji Kanade
Kareno (Puppeteer looking after Tadateru) Aine Harei Ougi Megumu
Rindo (Puppeteer looking after Tadateru) Toono Asuka Sakura Ichika
Kuchiba (Puppeteer looking after Tadateru) Kashiro Kiho Hanagiri Wakana
Sen-hime (Toyotomi Hideyori's wife, Tokugawa Hidetada's daughter) Sakurano Ayane Kayou Kirari
Namie-no-Kyoku (Ieyasu's concubine) Eri Chiaki Suzuha Ranno
Yukino-no-Kyoku (Ieyasu's concubine) Nazuki Mika Tama Mayura
Kojiju / Kaede Sakura Ichika Kashiro Kiho
Tadateru (as a child) Sakura Ichika Maina Rion
Mondonosho (as a child) Hatsuhime Saaya Hanano Juria

Other Cast: Kasumi Fuuka, Mihiro Seisa, Ayakaze Ran, Tachibana Riya, Mizuki Mai, Natsuzora Momomi, Shiou Miyabi, Aizumi Moeri, Yuuzumi Shun, Shizuka China, Seika Mai, Asaka Manato, Tsukio Kazusa, Tonan Sakira

Other Cast (Tokyo only): Nozomi Fuuto, Hanasaki Ririka, Hanazuki Yuma, Miono Seira, Amamiya Nao, Uraki Hiroto, Mineno Kazuma, Amon Machi, Koko Maria, Hatsuki Yoshiya



A Flute Named Wind

In January of the year 1592 when Hideyoshi Toyotomi is still in power, the sixth son is born to Ieyasu Tokugawa who is ambitious for the rulership. The newborn's mother is Lady Chaa, Ieyasu's concubine. At first glance at his baby, Ieyasu thinks him to be evil-looking, and treats him coldly as if he is a devil's child. He finally finishes off the child by sending him out of the castle. This sixth son is named Tatsuchiyo for his childhood is fostered by Sankuro Hanai. Tatsuchiyo grows up enjoying his boyhood with Mondonosho, Sankuro's son, without blaming his father for abandoning him as a devil's child. He undergoes his coming-of-age ceremony and changes his name to Tadateru. The times change and Tadateru's free and joyful days are put to an end.

Ieyasu wins the decisive battle at Sekigahara and brings the whole country under his rule. He calls back Tadateru who has become a young man and assumed the name Tadateru Kazusanosuke Matsudaira as he succeeded the Matsudairas of Nagasawa. Ieyasu is surprised at the outstandingly imposing personality of his sixth son whom he has so far kept away as a devil's child. Tadateru receives and listens to foreigners and ordinary people sincerely and without discrimination. Ieyasu finds Tadateru so diligent and competent that he regrets a little for having already turned over the office of shogun to Hidetada, his third son. Tadateru is engaged to Princess Iroha, the daughter of Masamune Date, a powerful lord who submitted to the Tokugawa family only after the battle of Sekigahara. Tadateru is aware of the princess' disinterested love toward him, and wants to protect her from being exploited by adults struggling for power. While he keeps her away in a villa for protection, she fears he is not fond of her. Mondonosho falls in love in the course of looking after her. However, he can only love her discreetly and one-sidedly because he has pledged along with his father their loyalty to Tadateru.

At last Tadateru is about to marry Princess Iroha at Ieyasu's command. Ieyasu gives him as a wedding gift the domain of Takada in Echigo. Masamune Date who is to become Tadateru's father-in-law complains of the gift and dare says that his son-in-law should be given Osaka Castle where Hideyori Toyotomi resides. The second shogun Hidetada has a reputation for timidity and mediocrity, and is in haste to completely destruct the Toyotomi family. As for Tadateru, he is winning popularity among the vassals and common people. Now that his daughter is about to marry the popular Tadateru, Masamune Date is driven by ambition all the more. In a tense atmosphere where Ieyasu and Masamune try to understand the unexpressed intentions of the other, Tadateru frankly declares that he won't fight against the Toyotomi family. As he has learned a lot from foreigners and his vision has now outgrown the small insular Japan, he thinks that wars likely to kill many innocent people are foolish and useless. He puts importance on enjoying the given life even though he may find himself isolated. On the night of the wedding, Tadateru goes to Osaka Castle to see Hideyori ignoring the intentions of the seniors and leaving behind Princess Iroha. Ieyasu is ready to accept Hideyori as his vassal, contrary to Hidetada who wants to destroy the Toyotomis.

However, Yodogimi, Hideyori's mother, stubbornly refuses the idea that her son would become a vassal of the Tokugawas. Hideyori is married to Princess Sen, Hidetada's daughter, that is, Tadateru's niece. Princess Sen regards Tadateru as her favorite elder brother since her childhood, and he in turn treats her with much affection. Maybe because Hideyori is only one year older than Tadateru, they are congenial spirits ever since they met and pledged their permanent friendship. Although Tadateru has come to Osaka Castle in person in order to convince Hideyori to make the right choice, he fails to do so because of Yodogimi's stubbornness in believing in the authority of the Toyotomis.

Hidetada bans Christianity with the view of containing the Christian lords, let alone Masamune Date's anxiety to expand his sphere of influence by taking advantage of his position as the father-in-law of Ieyasu's sixth son. He requires Mondonosho to prepare accommodations for the now homeless Christians in his domain of Takada in Echigo province. The missionary Luis Sotelo with whom Tadateru is friends with shows up and suggests that Tadateru and Princess Iroha go with him to his home country, Spain. As Tadateru wishes to see the wide world full of opportunities which he cannot know of from Japan, Sotelo's proposition seems to him unexpected and very attractive. He supposes that in remote Spain he can peacefully live with Princess Iroha whom he loves without risk of being involved in power struggles.

A Revue Is Born

Chapter 1: Paris Revue

Act 1 : Paris Revue (A)

Revue Star S shows up and starts the prologue vividly dancing with revue dancers. Revue Star S comes forward to the front bridge and sings the theme song "Spinning Dreams".

Revue Star S ~ Haruno Sumire

Act 2 : Paris Revue (B)

Stars show up one after another on the grand staircase and sing in relay. They dance with dancers wearing pompous feathers. Revue Star S comes out and sings another theme song.

Revue Star S ~ Todoroki Yuu
Revue Star (woman) S ~ Fuzuki Miyo
Revue Star A ~ Sena Jun
Revue Star B ~ Ayabuki Mao, Ranju Tomu

Act 3 : Paris Revue (C)

As the grand staircase is removed, a vast space appears. Parisian S and Parisian in coat and with a soft hat dynamically dance.

Parisian S - Todoroki Yuu, Haruno Sumire

Act 4 : Bohemian (A)

Bohemian and Stylist share in loving arts and freedom. An apparel designer Createur comes up as they are discussing how to create a work with love as its theme.

Createur ~ Sena Jun
Bohemian (Choreographer) ~ Ritsu Tomomi
Bohemian (Poet) ~ Natori Rei
Bohemian (Musician) ~ Misa Noeru
Bohemian (Painter) ~ Natsumi You
Stylist ~ Rika Masumi, Shou Tsukasa

Chapter 2 : Createur's throes

Act 5-7 : Createur's throes (A)-(C)

Createur undergoes trials and errors in the process to create a revue costume. He sings in the throes of creation.

Colors take shape and fade away one after another in Createur's head. Orange, yellow, and green... Createur dances with these colours.

Colors suddenly turn out to be red. At last, Createur is successful in creating a design. But something is lack... that is a hat!! Createur sings that we need red hats that mean "LOVE".

Createur ~ Sena Jun

Chapter 3 : Fantastic Impromptu for Love

Act 8-9 : Fantastic Impromptu for Love (A)-(B)

Auteur, an unpopular writer, is thinking of love as a theme of his work. Auteur reflects listening to the young noble girl play piano: "What if the young noble girl playing the piano is as poor as I am? Could she fall in love with me?"

Auteur ~ Haruno Sumire
Baron ~ Ootomo Reika
Noblewoman ~ Sachimi Anna
Young noble girl (pianist) ~ Sakurano Ayane

Act 10 : Fantastic Impromptu for Love (C)

The scene changes into a popular quarter in Paris, at a corner of which poor girl play with broken red piano. That noble young girl changes into the poor girl in Auteur's fantasy. The poor girl falls in love with Auteur. Then she grows into a lady. They dance in happiness. Suddenly Auteur's fantasy vanishes away.

Auteur (Gigolo) ~ Haruno Sumire
Gigolo (Singer) ~ Ayabuki Mao
Gigolo ~ Takashou Mizuki, Ranju Tomu

Act 11 : Fantastic Impromptu for Love (D)

It is most unlikely that the young noble girl should fall in love with Auteur. The piano she plays sounds sad to him. He sings alone.

Auteur ~ Haruno Sumire
Young noble girl (pianist) ~ Sakurano Ayane

Chapter 4 : Swan Lake

Act 12 : Bohemian (B)

Bohemian and the other performers gaily sing Spectacle is the Heart of Revue.

Bohemian (Choreographer) ~ Ritsu Tomomi
Bohemian (Poet) ~ Natori Rei
Bohemian (Musician) ~ Misa Noeru
Bohemian (Painter) ~ Natsumi You

Act 13 A/B : Swan Lake (A)-(B)

A new revue having Swan Lake as its motif is born at last. A pompous feast starts with songs and dances. Prince Siegfried gives Princess Odette his pledges that he will love forever her, and they dance in duet as a token of their mutual love. Swans change back into princes and princesses and all join Siegfried and Odette in dancing.

Prince Siegfried ~ Haruno Sumire
Princess Odette ~ Fuzuki Miyo
Black Swan ~ Sena Jun
Swan A ~ Ayabuki Mao, Ranju Tomu
Coryphée Swan A ~ Maishiro Nodoka, Toono Asuka, Hanano Juria, Kashiro Kiho

Act 14 : Swan Lake (C)

Stars show up on the front bridge in harmony with the theme song and roll out the highlight of the middle of the revue.

Prince Siegfreid ~ Haruno Sumire
Princess Odette ~ Fuzuki Miyo
Prince A ~ Sena Jun

Chapter 5 : The Road to Stardom

Act 15 : Musician and Choreographer

A musician and a choreographer are on bad terms. They dispute again today.

Musician ~ Ayabuki Mao
Choreographer ~ Ranju Tomu

Act 16 : The Road to Stardom (A)

When they quarrel each other, Eclairage Lighting Designer comes in and declares that there is no time to quarrel we create a new revue now! Then René and his colleagues come and go backstage. Seeing René, the three feel sure that he can become a star without doubt.

René ~ Haruno Sumire
Copine S ~ Fuzuki Miyo
Eclairage ~ Sena Jun
Bohemian (Choreographer) ~ Ritsu Tomomi
Bohemian (Poet) ~ Natori Rei
Bohemian (Musician) ~ Misa Noeru
Bohemian (Painter) ~ Natsumi You
Musician ~ Ayabuki Mao
Choreographer ~ Ranju Tomu

Act 17 : The Road to Stardom (B)

René has become a shining star. All the performers dance with René at their center.

René ~ Haruno Sumire
Copine S ~ Fuzuki Miyo
Copain S ~ Sena Jun

Chapter 6 : Owner's Dream

Act 18-20 : Owner's Dream (A)-(C)

When all the audience admires a theater owner, he sings with emotion his story of spending half a life for revues.

Men and women who once had contact with the owner appear and disappear. The owner sees again his past passions, dreams, joys and sorrows come up and go away.

Charles Zidler's lover is the stage. He sings for it and imagines a revue.

Charles Zidler ~ Todoroki Yuu
Spirit of Revue A ~ Sena Jun
Spirit of Revue (woman) A ~ Suzukake Miyuki

Chapter 7 : Finale (A revue is born)

Act 21 : Finale (A)

The owner's revue changes into "Finale" style. Chorus girls come out one after another from the door of the grand staircase. With Takarazienne S at their center, they perform the chorus line.

Takarazienne S ~ Toono Asuka

Act 22 : Finale (B)

A top couple dances in duet on the grand staircase.

Roi de revue ~ Haruno Sumire
Reine de revue ~ Fuzuki Miyo
Chanteur de revue ~ Sena Jun

Act 23 : Finale (C)

Revue Takarazien S ~ Todoroki Yuu

Act 24 : Finale (D)

All the performers parade as they sing a medley of French pops.

Revue Takarazien S ~ Todoroki Yuu, Haruno Sumire
Revue poupée S ~ Fuzuki Miyo
Revue Bohemian ~ Ritsu Tomomi, Natori Rei, Misa Noeru

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