Dance title Makasho
Setsugekka Nagori no Bundai  In Japanese
Authors Sakurada Jisuke II (lyrics)
Kineya Sakichi II (music)

The actor Bandô Mitsugorô III performed in the 9th lunar month of 1820 at the Nakamuraza a 7-role hengemono, which was entitled "Setsugekka Nagori no Bundai". It was part of his onagori kyôgen for he was about to depart from Edo to play in Ôsaka. Three of these seven roles survived. One of these three roles, the pilgrim, became the independent dance "Makasho".

Key words Shosagoto

This dance portrays religious travelers during the Edo period who would go on a pilgrimage to the shrines, ringing a bell and calling out "Makasho, Makasho!" for alms.

Source: Nihon Buyô

The actor Bandô Mitsugorô III performing the "Makasho" section of the hengemono "Setsugekka Nagori no Bundai", which was staged in the 9th lunar month of 1820 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

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