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Plays DataBase Ashikari (The Reed Cutter) : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

The wife of Kusaka no Saemon is searching for her husband, who has fallen on hard times. She travels to his home village.
工藤和哉師
A villager is asked for her husband's whereabouts but doesn't know.
茂山千五郎
A man who cuts and sells reeds appears.
関根祥六
The man praises the view of Naniwa and performs waka poetry.
桜間辰之
His words even incorporate a straw rain-hat, and he dances with excitement.
中森晶三
When the wife of Kusaka no Saemon comes to buy reeds from the man...
桑田貴志、古川充
... Saemon realizes it is his wife. He hides, ashamed of his miserable appearance.
大島政允
Later, Saemon and his wife exchange waka poems to confirm the bond between them.
大島政允、大島衣恵
The couple will go to the city together. After changing clothes, Saemon dances with joy.
関根祥六
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