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Plays DataBase Aya no Tsuzumi (The Twill Hand Drum) : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

An old man who sweeps the palace garden beats a drum so that the imperial consort he loves will appear. Mysteriously, the drum makes no sound.
高橋章
Weak and old, he hits the drum with all his might, but there is no sound.
豊嶋弥左ェ門
The drum continues to make no sound. Distressed that he can’t see the consort, the old man sinks into the pond.
豊嶋三千春
The consort hears from an official that the old man has thrown himself into the pond. She starts to hear the sound of a drum.
森常好
The old man’s obsessed love has turned him into a demon. His ghost appears before the consort and voices his bitterness.
近藤乾之助
The ghost of the old man blames the consort, telling her to beat the drum and get a sound from it.
豊嶋三千春、豊嶋弥左ェ門
The ghost shakes his whip and continues to reproach the woman, who runs away along the side the pond in a state of confusion.
喜多節世、内田安信
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Photo: TOSHIRO MORITA

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