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

The actor Band˘ Mitsugor˘ 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 ky˘gen for he was about to depart from Edo to play in ďsaka. Three of these seven roles survived. One of these three roles, the pilgrim, became the independent dance "Makasho".

Key words Shosagoto
Nagauta
Summary

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 Buy˘

The actor Band˘ Mitsugor˘ 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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