PERFORMANCE INFO

Takarazuka Grand Theater

Takarazuka Grand Theater(HYOGO)
Apr.21-May.29 2017
Kampo Dream Theater
Musical Comedy

“The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate”

Based on “The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate” (film) (c)Nikkatsu Corporation, Director: Yuzo Kawashima, Writers: Keiichi Tanaka, Yuzo Kawashima, and Shohei Imamura
Script and direction by Naoko Koyanagi
Kampo Dream Theater
Show Spirit

“Dramatic ‘S’!”

Written and directed by Kazunori Nakamura On sale from: March 18, 2017, at 10:00 AM(JST) - Price SS Seat : 12,000 / S Seat : 8,300 / A Seat : 5,500 / B Seat : 3,500
Unit: Japanese Yen (tax included)

Story

“The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate”

The year is 1862, the twilight of the Tokugawa shogunate. Saheiji (Seina Sagiri), a townsman, indulges in an opulent revel with his friends at Sagamiya, a renowned inn in Shinagawa, the first of the 53 Stations of the Tokaido. They eventually call it a night and his comrades leave the inn, with Saheiji staying behind. When courtesan Osome (Miyu Sakihi), after turning away the out-of-favor millionaire Mokubei (Rei Natori), finally comes to Saheiji’s room, Saheiji has her leave after a brief encounter. The next morning, Saheiji confesses that he is actually penniless and declares that he will work at Sagamiya to pay for the bills. He convinces the owner Denbei (Haruto Sono) and his wife Otatsu (Masumi Rika) to let him “stay in” at Sagamiya. Saheiji is in poor health, suffering from tuberculosis, and had the idea to spend some time in Shinagawa, a seaside location where he could enjoy good food. His plan to “stay in” at Sagamiya had always been a part of his scheme.
Around the same time, in courtesan Koharu’s (Anri Hoshino) room, Shinsaku Takasugi (Futo Nozomi), Genzui Kusaka (Sho Ayanagi), and other exclusionist Choshu clan samurai were “staying in,” unable to pay. During their stay, Takasugi conceives of the idea to burn down the foreign residence under construction in Gotenyama.
Armed with his natural wit and grit, “Stay-in” Saheiji knowingly entangles himself in a great many of the interesting goings-on of the people in and around Sagamiya: Tokusaburo (Sakina Ayakaze), young head of Sagamiya, who is about to be kicked out of the family, maid Ohisa (Kiho Maaya), who is pressured to be a courtesan to pay off her father’s debt, and Takasugi, who is pushing forward the plan of attack. Saheiji averts Koharu’s crisis that she brought upon herself with her double-dealing marriage oaths to both Buddhist altar maker Kurazo (Rin Yuma) and his son, calms the waters after the huge fight between Koharu and Osome, fierce rivals for the title of marquee courtesan of Sagamiya, and untangles the web of troubles wound around Osome, who despairing from her lack of money, tries to take book-lender Kinzo (Dai Hosho) with her in a suicide pact. Having earned everyone’s trust, Saheiji goes out to the Kojin Festival, invited by Osome…

“Dramatic ‘S’!”

This “song & dance show” presents various keywords beginning with “S.” This performance delivers a number of “show scenes” depicting the charm of the Snow Troupe starring the splendid show star Seina Sagiri.
This performance will be the debut performance of Takarazuka Grand Theater’s 103rd troupe of first-year performers.

Main cast

“The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate”

Saheiji: Starts working at Sagamiya as a "stay-in" after enjoying extravagant service despite being penniless

Seina Sagiri

Osome: A courtesan at Sagamiya competing for popularity

Miyu Sakihi

Shinsaku Takasugi: Pro-restoration feudal retainer of the Choshu Domain staying at Sagamiya

Futo Nozomi

Mokubei: A millionaire. Sagamiya regular patronizing Osome

Rei Natori

Kurazo: A Buddhist altar maker. Sagamiya regular patronizing Koharu

Rin Yuma

Otatsu: Wife of the owner of Sagamiya

Masumi Rika

"Handy" Okuma: Handy old lady working at Sagamiya

Rin Maisaki

Denbei: Owner of Sagamiya

Haruto Sono

Tamagiku: A geisha

Mako Sahana

Kinzo: Book-lending shop owner who has business with Sagamiya

Dai Hosho

Oyoshi: A courtesan at Sagamiya

Aina Satsuki

Matabei Kijima: "Ogre" Kijima, a feared Choshu Domain police force member stationed in Edo

Shizuru Karyo

Okashi: A courtesan at Sagamiya

Karen Chikaze

Zenpachi: Sagamiya’s head clerk

Kazuki Toma

Genzui Kusaka: Pro-restoration feudal retainer of the Choshu Domain

Sho Ayanagi

Oume: A courtesan at Sagamiya

Hina Momohana

Chobei: Ohisa’s father, a carpenter who owes money to Sagamiya

Haruto Mana

Mameyakko: A geisha

Chio Shono

Tokusaburo: The young head of Sagamiya, Otatsu's son

Sakina Ayakaze

Heiroku: An investigator searching for sedition in Sagamiya

Asu Kujo

Monta Shiji: Pro-restoration feudal retainer of the Choshu Domain

Reo Kiraha

Otokichi: A geisha

Konomi Anno

Omocha: A courtesan at Sagamiya

Sumire Ai

Koharu: A courtesan at Sagamiya

Anri Hoshino

Young man Kaneji: A young man working at Sagamiya

Kaoru Oji

Bonzen: Sagamiya regular patronizing Osome

Tsubasa Amatsuki

Otetsu: A courtesan at Sagamiya

Yuri Shiramine

Kurata Nagamine: Pro-restoration feudal retainer of the Choshu Domain

Ko Tachibana

Osada: A courtesan at Sagamiya

Yukino Himehana

Kisuke: A young man working at Sagamiya

Yuka Machi

Omoyo: A courtesan at Sagamiya

Miki Aoi

Kurazo's son Seishichi: Kurazo's son, a Sagamiya regular patronizing Koharu

Sea Towaki

Ichimaru: A geisha

Anna Sara

Yahachiro Yamato: Pro-restoration feudal retainer of the Choshu Domain

Yuri Kano

Ohisa: Chobei's daughter, who works as a maid at Sagamiya

Kiho Maaya

Ouno: A courtesan at Sagamiya

Nozomi Seina

"Melancholic" Shinko: Saheiji's companion

Sena Kanami

"Swallowing" Kinbo: Saheiji's companion

Haruna Hoka

Kosuke Shirai: Pro-restoration feudal retainer of the Choshu Domain

Saki Suwa

Shunsuke Ito: Pro-restoration feudal retainer of the Choshu Domain

Haruki Hinata

Otsune: A courtesan at Sagamiya

Michiru Irodori

Sadakichi: A geisha

Umi Kirara

Kumajiro Ariyoshi: Pro-restoration feudal retainer of the Choshu Domain

Rui Manomiya

"Tough guy" Choji: Saheiji's companion

Maoto Yume

Gonta: A firefighter, Kinzo's friend

Rian Seika

Genpei: A firefighter, Kinzo's friend

Sen Agata

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