Posted by Paul Griffith (126.96.36.199) on March 01, 2016 at 06:54:19:
In Reply to: Kabuki Performance byToyokuni III (Kunis posted by Steve Balkcom on February 27, 2016 at 19:39:40:
This dance that came at the end of the day's performances ('ogiri-shosagoto') had the title 'Ikiningyo Satsuki no Hanadashi'. The first word means 'living dolls'. Such 'ogiri-shosagoto' often had a very tenuous connection to the main plot, and are not always considered part of the play. Sometimes certain characters or story lines from the play may resurface in the dance, but generally they are just bright and cheerful ways of ending the day.
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