The Tale of Tatsu-no-miya
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English Title: The Tale of Tatsu-no-miya
Japanese Title: 龍の宮物語
Romanized Title: Tatsunomiya Monogatari
Performances: Bow Hall, 11/28 - 12/09
Author / Director: Sashida Shuko
Composer: Aoki Tomoko
Choreographer: Miori Yumino, Hanayagi Juraku
Available on Blu-Ray: Yes (release date 07/08/22)
Available on DVD: No
DVD Scene/Music Cut: No
|Iyobe Kiyohiko, a student under the tutelage of Shimamura
|Tama-hime, the princess of Tatsu-no-miya, the Dragon Palace
|Shimamura Masamitsu, a businessman; Yuriko's father
|Ginyama, an influential man involved with Yuriko's husband, Shirakawa Kyōsuke
|Dragon God Hoteri, the lord of Tatsu-no-miya
|Kuroyama Shoudō, chancellor of Tatsu-no-miya
|Iwakagami, head lady-in-waiting of Tatsu-no-miya
|Mokuren, a cheerful lady-in-waiting at Tatsu-no-miya
|Flashback Young Man
|Yamahiko, Kiyohiko's best friend; also a student under Shimamura
|Otaki / Tae
|Matsujirō, a student under the tutelage of Shimamura
|Keisuke, a student under the tutelage of Shimamura
|Shirakawa Kyōsuke, engaged to Yuriko and eventually marries her
|Hōri, younger brother of the Dragon God
|Shimamura Matsuko, Shimamura Masamitsu's wife
|Kiyohiko as a child
|Yuriko, Shimamura Masamitsu's daughter
|Takeo, a student under the tutelage of Shimamura
|Flashback Girl / Ayame
Other Cast: Ayane Miran, Mitsurugi Kai
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Long, long ago, a lake called Yasha-ga-ike dried up. The village headman sacrificed his daughter to the dragon god who dwelt in the lake, and the rains returned to the village....
In the middle Meiji Period, Iyobe Kiyohiko, a student under the tutelage of the businessman Shimamura, is telling ghost stories with his friends when the tale of Yasha-ga-ike is told. Kiyohiko then sets out for the lake to put his courage to the test, when he encounters a girl being set upon by brigands. When Kiyohiko saves the girl, she brings him to the dragon god's castle (Tatsu-no-miya) at the bottom of the pond as a thank you. The girl Kiyohiko had rescued was the dragon god princess Tama-hime. For saving the princess, Kiyohiko is
owed a great deal and is treated courteously; while living a life of pomp and splendor in the palace, he is charmed by the princess's bewitching beauty. After many days pass, Kiyohiko informs the princess that he wishes to return to the surface, to his friends and to the young lady Yuriko of the Shimamura family whom he was in love with. When he returns to the surface, he discovers that during his few days in Tatsu-no-miya, 30 years passed by in the world above...
After 105 years, Takarazuka returns to the tale of the youth and the dragon princess which was originally told in "Urashima Tarou."
- Bow Hall debut work for Sashida Shuko.
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