Ichikawa Sadanji and Jitsukawa Yaozou in Shiranui Monogatari
Play: Yayoi Zakura Shiranui Monogatari – The Tale of Shiranui (Abundant Sakura version)
Dramaticised in 1854 by Kawatake Mokuami, Shiranui Monogatari
was a spoken story adapted into multiple books at the beginning of the century, quickly becoming part of the popular culture of the time. The tale is one of magic and revenge, taking place in a historical period of unrest and prominently feature a magic-wielding princess of great power and beauty.
Ichikawa Sadanji 市川左團次
Jitsukawa Yaozou 實川八百藏