Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino / Les Bijoux Brillants
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English Title: Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino / Les Bijoux Brillants
Japanese Title: あかねさす紫の花 / レ・ビジュー・ブリアン
Romanized Title: Akanesasu Murasakino Hana / Re Bijuu Burian
Performances: National Tour, 10/1 - 10/29
Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino:
Based On: Asuka Period history
Author/Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Director/Choreographer: Onoe Kikunojou
Music: Yoshida Yuuko, Terada Takio
Choreography: Onoe Seifuu
Les Bijoux Brillants:
Author/Director: Sakai Sumio
Composer: Yoshida Yuuko, Kuratomi Shinichi, Tama Shouichi, Takeuchi Ichiro
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi, Nakura Kayoko, Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa
Available on DVD: No
|Ooama no Miko||Sena Jun|
|Nakano Ooe no Miko (crown prince, older brother of Ooama)||Oozora Yuuhi|
|Nukata no Ookimi||Ayano Kanami|
|Kagami no Ookimi (Nukata's older sister)||Hanase Mizuka|
|Nakatomi no Kamatari (Nakano Ooe's retainer)||Yoshizuki Eri|
|Amehiko (a Buddhist image maker in love with Nukata)||Ryuu Masaki|
|Amano Inukai no Murajikatsumaro (Nakano Ooe's retainer)||Ryouga Haruhi|
|Saeki no Murajikomaro (Nakano Ooe's retainer)||Seijou Kaito|
|Katsuragiwakainikai no Murajiamita (Nakano Ooe's retainer)||Moeki Ayato|
|Yasakabe no Murajikurame (Nakano Ooe's retainer)||Kouzuki Ruu|
|Midori (Ooama's retainer)||Uzuki Hayate|
|Shikina (Ooama's retainer)||Ayazuki Seri|
|Empress Saimei (Nakano Ooe and Ooama's mother)||Kyou Misa|
|Kagami no Miko (Nukata and Kagami's father)||Fuuga Minato|
|Funasaka no Iratsume (Nukata's nurse)||Takigawa Sueko|
|Uno no Himemiko (Nakano Ooe's daughter)||Amano Hotaru|
|Toochi no Himemiko (Nukata and Ooama's daughter)||Touka Yurino|
|Ozuki (Amehiko's wife)/prologue singer||Shirahana Remi|
|Ootomo no Miko (Nakano Ooe's son)||Asumi Rio|
|Arima no Miko (Saimei's nephew)||Mishou Kazuki|
|Kanemaru (a mirror-maker, Amehiko's brother)||Takaki Amane|
|Kima (a mirror-maker)||Arika Jun|
|Oto (a mirror-maker)||Shimon Yuriya|
|Matsumushi (prostitute from Naniwa Bay)||Houjou Rumi|
|Mozu (a man from Naniwa Bay)/Koizumi (master of the Arima Onsen)||Kitajima Mami|
|Kotsuma/pheasant singer||Isuzu Hikari|
|Sawarahi (Nukata's lady attendant)||Suzushiro Marina|
|Sanzan singer/Toyohata (Nukata's lady attendant)||Otoki Sunao|
|Wakaba (Nukata's lady attendant)||Ayahashi Miyu|
|Fumizuki (Nukata's lady attendant)||Ori Yoshino|
|Satsuki (Nukata's lady attendant)||Hihou Kokoro|
|Hatsune (Nukata's lady attendant)||Shimizu Kyouka|
Saran Erika, Kahou Shiori, Urara Moe
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Love Blooms Out on the Murasakino
Asuka Period, Japan. Ooama no Miko meets Nukata no Ookimi when he goes with his older brother (Nakano Ooe no Miko) to her house. There Nakano Ooe is wooing Nukata's older sister, and so the two younger siblings meet and fall in love. Five years later, Ooma and Nukata are married, and a daughter has just been born. Ooma talks happily to Nukata about his plans with his brother to jointly rule their empire of Yamato. As Nukata listens to his naive, happy chatter, she becomes uneasy. Later, Nakano Ooe arrives and tells Nukata that she has grown and become very lovely. He has fallen in love with her, and wants her for his own. Caught between the two brothers, Nukata flees back to her father's house.
Nakano Ooe's retainer comes to fetch her, telling her not to be selfish. With her missing, rumors of estrangement between the bothers have grown and their vassals are rebelling. She returns to court. There Nakano Ooe makes it clear that he will not bend in this. He needs Nukata. Under political pressure, Ooma agrees to give up his wife, allowing his brother to make her his empress.
Meanwhile, Nukata's childhood friend has followed her to court. Although married, Amehiko continues to hold Nukata up as his perfect lady, and finds it soothing to be in sight of the palace where she lives. His wife worries for him, as he is stretched thin by his consuming passion. His brother comes to fetch him home, and he flees once more to Arima.
In Arima, the empress Saimei goes to the hot springs to relax. She has many memories there, including the birth of her first son, Nakano Ooe. She speaks with Nukata, wondering if perhaps her son has grown too great for his own good. Nakano Ooe has followed them to Arima, intending to carry out his own plans by killing the young Arima no Miko, whom rumor says is planning a rebellion. He tells Nukata of his plans, and she begs for the young boy's life, but Nakano Ooe stands firm, pulling her to him. Amehiko walks by then and discovers them. He is crushed to see that the rumors are true, and that Nukata is with Nakano Ooe. now Devestated, he runs from her and back to his home, where he collapses in the arms of his wife.
In court, a drunken Ooama arrives late to Nakano Ooe's birthday celebrations. He will give his brother a dance, he says. He refuses to give up his spear, dancing with greater and greater passion while Nakano Ooe's retainers keep a close eye on him. He grabs Nukata and tries to leave, but Nakano Ooe pulls his sword to stop him. The two brothers fight, but in the end, Ooama cannot kill his brother. And still Nakano Ooe refuses to give up Nukata.
Les Bijoux Brillants
- Moeki Ayato's final show.
- This show has been performed six times: in 1976 (Flower), 1977 (Snow), 1995 (Snow), 2002 (Flower), and twice by Moon Troupe in 2006.
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