ICHIHARANO NO DANMARI
   
Play title Ichiharano no Danmari
Ichiharano Tsuki no Nagame  In Japanese
Author Tokiwazu Komojidayű I (music)
History

The danmari was staged for the first time in the 12th lunar month of 1822, at the Ichimuraza, under the title "Ichiharano Tsuki no Nagame"; the role of Hirai Yasumasa was played by Onoe Kikugor˘ III.

Key words Danmari
Tokiwazu
Gidayű
Jidaimono
Summary

A danmari is a short scene with almost no dialogue where a number of contrasting characters appear and grope in the dark for some treasure. Their movements are slow and dance-like. In this particular danmari, the medieval thief Hakamadare Yasusuke encounters the great warrior Hirai Yasumasa and they fight in the presence of a beautiful princess.

Source: Earphone Guide website

The actors Nakamura Shikan IV, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX and Onoe Taganoj˘ II playing the roles of Hakamadare Yasusuke, Hirai Yasumasa and Kid˘maru in the "Ichiharano no Danmari" section of the drama "Seki Konroku Haru no Komagiku", which was staged in April 1883 at the Shintomiza (print made by Toyohara Kunichika)

 
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