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June Kabuki Program at Shimbashi Enbujo Theatre

June Kabuki Program at Shimbashi Enbujo Theatre
Evening Show (from 4:00 PM):
Super Kabuki YAMATO TAKERU 
First performed in 1986, Yamato Takeru was the first "Super Kabuki" play that Ichikawa Ennosuke created. "Super Kabuki" combines the acting techniques of kabuki with modern stage technology and techniques borrowed from other genres of theatre. With gorgeous costumes and sets, exciting fight scenes and a final flight through the air as Yamato Takeru is transformed into a great white bird, this is the most famous and spectacular of all the creations of "Super Kabuki." The script is by philosopher Umehara Takeshi and describes Yamato Takeru, the legendary hero from the historical chronicles of early Japan.
Yamato Takeru is sent by his father the emperor to go and conquer the outlying territories of Japan, first the fierce fighters of Kyushu. Takeru vanquishes them by disguising himself as a seductive woman. Then he goes to the eastern provinces and fights fire and water and only succeeds when his wife sacrifices herself. Finally Takeru tries to return to the imperial capital, but fights with the god of Mt. Ibuki in the form of a gigantic boar. Takeru is punished for this hubris and falls sick and dies, but bursts out of his grave in the form of a giant white bird.
As the centerpiece of this program to celebrate the nametaking of the new Ennosuke, this performance marks the new Ennosuke taking on the most famous of his uncle's spectacular creations of "Super Kabuki."

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