'Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees'
*With secondary audio in English
Satō Tadanobu, in reality, the fox Genkurō Onoe Kikugorō
Minamoto no Yoshitsune Nakamura Tokizō
Shizuka Gozen Onoe Kikunosuke
Kamei no Rokurō Kawarasaki Gonjūrō
Asuka, Hōgen’s wife Bandō Shūchō
Suruga no Jirō Ichikawa Danzō
Kawatsura Hōgen Bandō Rakuzen
This is one scene from a classic history play that is full of quick-changes of role and costume. A magical fox takes on the guise of a warrior named Tadanobu in order to get close to a precious drum made from the skins of his fox parents. But his mysterious activities throw suspicion on the real Tadanobu and finally the fox reveals his true identity. In the end, he joyfully goes off with the drum.
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