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Plays DataBase Obasute (The Abandoned Old Woman) : PhotoStory StoryDataPhotoStory
 

A man from the city has come to Mount Obasute to see the celebrated moon on Aug 15. A woman appears before him and recounts the legend and song of Obasute (literally, “abandoned old woman”).
梅若靖記
In fact, she is that abandoned old woman of Obasute. She disappears, then returns as the old woman.
観世栄夫
On the evening of the famous moon, she enjoys the short night with the man from the city.
梅若紀彰
The clear moon shines brightly.
梅若六郎
Serenely, serenely, she dances.
観世銕之丞
At dawn, the old woman is abandoned again and stands alone.
橋岡久馬
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Photo: TOSHIRO MORITA

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