Kabuki performance at Nippon Kan Theatre

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Tokuda Family Collection

Performance of "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura," or "Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees," at Nippon Kan Theatre. Written on back of photograph: "Mid-thirties at Nippon Kan (Hall). A scene from Kabuki - Senbon Zakura (Thousand Sakura). Dancing (Dancer) stems from literature. Mt. Yoshino - site where there are thousands of blossoms? Play-center on Yoshitsune, medieval warrior who defeats his strong enemy the Heike".

c. 1935


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Courtesy of the Tokuda Family Collection, Densho