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#1 2010-08-22 17:40:35

Moran from Planet X
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Write your own caption #4

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4917169397_19e51c6a0d.jpg
onnagata komuso with child by aaponivi, on Flickr

Okay, here's a twister for y'all: A female komuso wielding a shakuhachi with a young girl under her komuso rakusu (miniature okesa, or buddhist robe).

Here's the catch:

1. There were very few female komuso. So the depiction would either be rare on its face -- or the female is impersonating a male komuso.

2. This is a kabuki female character which means the actor is an onnagata (a 'male actress').

3. So we have a male playing a female impersonating a male komuso.


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#2 2010-08-22 21:06:26

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Re: Write your own caption #4

Not to dampen the caption contest or anything, but I can provide more information. The actor is Segawa Kikunojo, probably III. The role he is playing is written as "Ichimisai musume O-Sono" on the print, which means "Sono, daughter of Yoshioka Ichimisai." The boy is Yasomatsu, Sono's nephew. The play is "Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi" (sometimes known as "The Vow of Rokusuke" in English). More at these links:

http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm … amp;REC=11
http://www.kabuki21.com/senjo1.php


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#3 2010-08-22 21:37:28

jaybeemusic
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Re: Write your own caption #4

#1 This role would be soooo much easier if I had Multiple-Personality-Disorder!!!

#2  Oh Look....I can see the moon through this thing!!!

#3  Spare the shakuhachi....spoil the child.


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#4 2010-08-22 23:08:50

So tsu me
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Re: Write your own caption #4

HOW many times have I told you,
NOT to play wth your father's tengai??!!


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#5 2010-08-22 23:18:50

Jim Thompson
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Re: Write your own caption #4

YOUR TSU-MERIS ARE STILL TOO SHARP!!


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#6 2010-08-24 08:45:25

Kiku Day
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Re: Write your own caption #4

No-sword wrote:

Not to dampen the caption contest or anything, but I can provide more information. The actor is Segawa Kikunojo, probably III. The role he is playing is written as "Ichimisai musume O-Sono" on the print, which means "Sono, daughter of Yoshioka Ichimisai." The boy is Yasomatsu, Sono's nephew. The play is "Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi" (sometimes known as "The Vow of Rokusuke" in English). More at these links:

http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm … amp;REC=11
http://www.kabuki21.com/senjo1.php

Wow! Excellent! You have done kabuki-studies too among others....? I know you could read it on the print - but you seem to have knowledge on kabuki plays as well.
Actually - it could be really nice to know what people here on the forum are doing... Quite some amazing people here!

Last edited by Kiku Day (2010-08-24 08:49:46)


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#7 2010-08-25 14:30:12

Kouu
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Re: Write your own caption #4

Why do you always want attention when I'm practicing?? Now get off me and go bother your father!

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