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'... when a young maiden becomes one with the flowers'
Japanese Dancing
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FUJIMUSUME, SHIYOKUMI and RENGISHI derives from Kabuki and was very popular during the Edo period.
Fujimusume means Wisteria maiden. It is when a young maiden becomes one with the flowers.

Shiyokumi means salt collector. While a peasant girl is out collecting salt from the sea , a Samurai War Lord is returning from battle on his horse along the seafront. They fall in love but since she is from a different class their love can never be consummated, so he gives her his Eboshi (hat) as a token of his love and his green cloak before he rides off.


Japanese folk dance
Japanese folk dance has a strong and vibrant tradition that has continued for over a thousand years for some forms. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the past of this island nation.
Renjishi (Kabuki)
Renjishi is one of the most recognized acts in Kabuki and its story is also based on Shakkyo (Stone Bridge), which is also a recognized act in Noh.
 
Fujimusume
Fujimusume means Wisteria maiden. It is when a young maiden becomes one with the flowers.