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Tenkawa Densetsu Satsujin Jiken

Synopsis

In this at times comic detective thriller, the head of a lineage of Noh performers is about to step down, and someone cares enough about who his successor will be to commit murder again and again in highly symbolic ways. Noh drama is the often mystifying ritualized classical drama of the Imperial court and was never particularly popular. Japanese audiences have been undergoing artistic spiritual uplift by attending these performances for centuries, in much the same way that many attend symphony concerts...more

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