PLAYED BY ONE OF THREE SONS OF SHIRADAYO
Set in the seventh century at the ancient court, this is the most romantic work in the kabuki and most magnificent in scale. In the past one critic likened it to the operas of Wagner with their backdrop of ancient Germanic legend.
Soga no Iruka is a historical figure from an old noble family who did actually live in the seventh century; however, in this play he seizes the throne in a coup, banishing the blind emperor Tenji, Iruka – The greatest Villain among all villains on the Kabuki Stage appears in the ghostly superhuman form of a villainous noble, his face p anted white and blue.
In “Yshinogwa,” Daihanjo Kiyosumi and Sadaka, widow of the Dazaiclan, who face each other across a river, and are now both unwillingly under the authority of Iruka to cooperate to enable the love of their children Koganosuke and Hinadori to reach fruition, while maintaing their traditional rivalry. As a result of in the increasing power of Iruka, this consideration for each other ends with the two young people of Iruka, this consideration for each other ends with the two young people taking their own lives watching the pair of Lovers from rival families one is reminded of Romeo and Juliet.