|Play title||Shin Sarayashiki Tsuki no Amagasa
Moonlit Umbrella at the Dish Palace, New Version*
Otsuta comes from a commoner family, but the daimy˘ Isobe Kazunosuke has fallen in love with her and made her his mistress. Unfortunately, she has become the object of lust of the retainer Tenz˘, who is plotting together with his brother to take over the clan. When Otsuta refuses Tenz˘ĺs advances, he takes advantage of the situation by claiming that she is having an affair with a young samurai in the mansion. When the lord hears this he is furious and kills her.
S˘gor˘, a fish seller, has taken a vow to not drink, but when he learns about the unjust murder of his sister Otsuta at the hands of the daimy˘ Isobe Kazunosuke, a death that they were told was execution for her wrongdoing, he starts to drink again. Drunk, he storms into the lord's mansion to seek an apology.
Source: Earphone Guide website
(*) the title "Moonlit Umbrella at the Dish Palace, New Version" comes from the 4th volume of "Kabuki Plays On Stage".
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