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
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Available on Blu-Ray: No
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|Iyobe Kiyohiko, a student under the tutelage of Shimamura||Seo Yuria|
|Tama-hime, the princess of Tatsu-no-miya, the Dragon Palace||Arisa Hitomi|
|Shimamura Masamitsu, a businessman; Yuriko's father||Miki Chigusa|
|Ginyama, an influential man involved with Yuriko's husband, Shirakawa Kyōsuke||Miki Chigusa|
|Dragon God Hoteri, the lord of Tatsu-no-miya||Tenju Mitsuki|
|Kuroyama Shoudō, chancellor of Tatsu-no-miya||Ooki Makoto|
|Iwakagami, head lady-in-waiting of Tatsu-no-miya||Shizuki Otone|
|Mokuren, a cheerful lady-in-waiting at Tatsu-no-miya||Murasaki Rira|
|Flashback Young Man||Takuto Rei|
|Yamahiko, Kiyohiko's best friend; also a student under Shimamura||Amahana Ema|
|Otaki / Tae||Miono Saki|
|Matsujirō, a student under the tutelage of Shimamura||Amaji Sora|
|Keisuke, a student under the tutelage of Shimamura||Hayato Reo|
|Shirakawa Kyōsuke, engaged to Yuriko and eventually marries her||Akashi Reima|
|Hōri, younger brother of the Dragon God||Amato Kanon|
|Shimamura Matsuko, Shimamura Masamitsu's wife||Miyako Yuuna|
|Kiyohiko as a child||Soua Takeru|
|Yuriko, Shimamura Masamitsu's daughter||Mizuno Yuri|
|Takeo, a student under the tutelage of Shimamura||Houma Toa|
|Flashback Girl / Ayame||Hoshisaki Nozomi|
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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