Dance title Kairaishi
Mata Atarashiku Mitsu no Sakazuki  In Japanese
Authors Sakurada Jisuke II (lyrics)
Kiyomoto Saibê (music)

The actor Bandô Mitsugorô III performed in the 9th lunar month of 1810 at the Ichimuraza a 3-role hengemono, which was entitled "Mata Atarashiku Mitsu no Sakazuki", One of these roles, the street performer, survived and became the dance "Kairaishi".

Key words Kairaishi

A kairaishi is a street performer who travels from town to town carrying a box filled with various dolls around his neck. In the town, he would stop at a street corner and perform dances with his dolls for the people who gather around to see the performance. This is a very enjoyable, light-hearted dance, full of mimicry.

Source: Nihon Buyô

The actor Ichimura Uzaemon XII performing a kairaishi in the hengemono "Na ni Tachibana Hana no Edaburi", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1834 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

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