Takara Sambaso / Yakko Dojoji / Hanashishu
Picture Credit: English programme
English Title: Takara Sambaso / Yakko Dojoji / Hanashishu
Japanese Title: 寶三番叟 / 奴道成寺 / 花詩集
Romanized Title: Takara Sambasou / Yakko Doujouji / Hanashishuu
Performances: Kyoto Takarazuka Theater, 10/12 - 10/27
Author/Director: Hisamatsu Issei
Author/Director: Mizuta Shigeru
Author/Director: Shirai Tetsuzou
Available on DVD: No
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
The curtain rises with the tinkle of the bell; Okina and Chitose dance first amid the special music of the tinkling bell of Sambaso dance, others follow.
|Shirabyoshi / Sakon||Amatsu Otome|
The Dojoji Temple has a legend of a beautiful girl who, disappointed in her unrequited love for a handsome Buddhist priest, finally turned herself into a serpent and consumed her lover hidden in the temple bell, melting the bell with her fiery breath.
On the memorial day of the bell, while monks of the Dojoji Temple are enjoying cherry blossoms, a farceur named Sakon in the disguise of a pretty dancing girl appears. He is easily discovered by the monks who request him to dance. During his dancing he changes into an evil spirit.
|Lieut. Alman||Nara Miyako|
|Julie Nichette||Oka Masago|
|Corporal Porter||Kisaragi Teruko|
|General Alman (lieut.'s father)||Ooji Takako|
|Otto Porter||Tatematsu Eiko|
|Anna Marianne||Kumi Kyouko|
|Frantz Guston||Ujigawa Asako|
|Jean Bascal||Amatsu Otome|
|Mariquitte, Singer of Black Rose||Kusabue Yoshiko|
|Ivonne Esther||Akitsu Reiko|
|Julien Gaudin||Misora Akiko|
|Dancer of the Black Rose / Young Priest||Tamatsu Masago|
|Ronie, little accordionist||Tsukino Hanako|
|Dancer of Camelia / Little accordionist||Chichibu Haruyo|
A brilliant expansion of flowery episodes of phantasmal younger days.
Any other interesting or important stuff.
Merchandise Cover Art