"Viewing the Autumn Foliage"・Momijigari EXPLAINED (1887)

TOKYO, Oct 26 (Kabuki In-Depth) - Momijigari ("Viewing the Autumn Foliage") is a dance-drama written by the playwright Kawatake Mokuami, and first performed in October 1887 at the Shintomi-za theatre in Tokyo.

The actor Ichikawa Danjūrō IX, in addition to creating the choreography, played the role of Princess Sarashina, while Taira no Koremochi was played by Ichikawa Sadanji I.


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