Musashi is a noh-inspired play that depicts a ruthless hunt for revenge circa 1600 between two samurai, brought to light through intense drama and riotous comedy. This powerful production stars 28-year-old Japanese superstar Tatsuya Fujiwara.
Famed playwright Hisashi Inoue begins the saga with a showdown between Musashi and Kojiro, after which Kojiro is fatally defeated (whether or not Kojiro survived is historically unknown). Although the legend ends here, Inoue continues to develop the plot. In this production, with its lush evocation of the countryside, the pair unexpectedly meets again six years later at a Zen temple and agrees to a rematch.
Performed in Japanese with English supertitles.