Haru Futatabi / Koi Tengu (Moon 2003)

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Haru Futatabi                 Koi Tengu       

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English Title: Spring Again / Love Goblin
Japanese Title: 春ふたたび/恋天狗
Romanized Title: Haru Futatabi / Koi Tengu

Troupe: Moon
Year: 2003
Performances: Bow Hall, 1/28 - 2/4

Haru Futatabi:

Author: Ueda Shinji
Director: Kodama Akiko
Music: Terada Takio, Yoshida Yuuko
Choreography: Yamamura Waka


Author: Ueda Shinji
Director: Ogita Kouichi
Music: Terada Takio, Yoshida Yuuko
Choreography: Nishizaki Mine

Available on DVD: VHS only

Haru Futatabi

Fujiwara MichitadaTsukifune Sarara
YasuJou Hiroe
SaemonKouki Subaru
ChiyaMemu Chisato
KatsuraHoujou Rumi
HeirokuAsabuki Yuika
SaburoujiAoki Izumi
YonoShirosaki Ai
SantaNatsuki Reo
GosakuShiki Erio
KinoMiyume Himari
YogoShiratori Kasuga
Singing WomanAoba Michiru
RetainerRyuu Masaki
RetainerEnoki Touya
Village ManAyana Oto
Village ManAyazuki Seri
Village ManKouzuki Ruu
Village WomanMihou Aya
Village WomanHazuki Sara
Village WomanHihou Kokoro
Village WomanMoeka Yuria
Village WomanHazaki Mana
Village WomanAsahana Rinka
Village WomanKagetsu Miyako


YataHokushou Kairi
OyaeMihou Aya
Little GoblinAyana Oto
Village HeadmanKouki Subaru
Village Headman's WifeJou Hiroe
Doctor ChikuanAsabuki Yuika
OharuShirosaki Ai
OnatsuHihou Kokoro
OakiMiyume Himari
GonrokuAoki Izumi
GonshichiNatsuki Reo
GonpachiRyuu Masaki
MatsuichiShiki Erio
TaketsuguShiratori Kasuga
UmezouAyazuki Seri
Village Woman 1Memu Chisato
Village Woman 2Houjou Rumi
Village Woman 3Hazuki Sara
Village Woman 4Aoba Michiru
Village Woman 5Moeka Yuria
Village Man 1Enoki Touya
Village Man 2Kouzuki Ruu
Young Girl 1Hazaki Mana
Young Girl 2Asahana Rinka
Young Boy 1Kagetsu Miyako



Spring Again

Yasu sold her son so that he could survive. The young man grew up successfully, becoming the feudal lord Fujiwara Michitada. He returns home and greets his mother, introducing himself and clinging to her. Driven by remorse, Yasu stubbornly rejects him.... (A folk story of the San-in region.)

Koi Tengu

A mischievous little love goblin falls in love with Oyae, a village girl. But Oyae is secretly in love with Yata, a boy from the same village.

To distract himself from his sorrow, the little goblin plays tricks on the villagers and lets three of them drop from a small bridge into the river.

One day the little goblin observes how Oyae tries to confess her love to Yata, and how Yata remains ignorant. After Yata went to work and left a sad Oyae behind, the goblin takes Yata's form and confesses his love to Oyae. Oyae is very happy; she doesn't suspect anything.
When the real Yata returns, the Goblin hides. Yata doesn't know what happened and why Oyae is behaving so strangely.
The game continues. The real Yata, still ignorant, leaves and it's Oyae who is confused at Yata's strange behavior. The goblin disguised as Yata returns and reassures her of his love. Oyae is happy again.

The three villagers return to the bridge with backup to take revenge on the goblin.
Oyae and the goblin are also by the bridge when the villagers arrive. The goblin, still in disguise, lets them all drop into the water from the bridge and finds it funny that they want to fight him. The village headman promises a reward to the man who successfully fights the goblin, and the Goblin disguised as Yata accepts the challenge (as Yata).
The goblin leaves the scene; and at the shrine near the bridge Oyae prays for Yata's victory. The goblin hears her prayer.

Meanwhile the real Yata returns, and again he knows nothing about what's going on. Since the goblin accepted the challenge as Yata in front of the villagers, they push the real Yata into the fight. Yata turns out to be not very brave and tries to hide from the goblin who challenges him.

Eventually, they do fight, and the goblin lets Yata win because it was Oyae's wish. The villagers celebrate Yata as a hero, although Yata himself doesn't really know how he won.
Now that he is a hero, all the girls are trying to get Yata's attention. The reward the headman had in mind was his daughter. But before Yata can marry her, he has to fight the goblin again before the women's eyes.

Oyae realizes that with Yata's victory she suddenly has competition for his affection. She prays that Yata will lose the fight this time. The goblin hears her prayer again. He is confused and doesn't really understand the back and forth, but since it is Oyae's wish and he loves her, he defeats Yata.
The villagers are no longer interested in Yata and leave.

When he gets out of the water, there's only Oyae waiting for him and the two of them finally get together.

Seeing the happy couple the little goblin gets homesick. He wants to go back to his mother and returns to Mt. Haguro)1.


)1 Mt. Haguro is one of the three sacred mountains of Dewa (old province of Japan).

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Part of the 2003 Bow Workshop series, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Bow Hall.



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