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Japan

Program Title: Kanjincho [The Subscription List]: Koten geino kanshokai
EASC Code: JK-01
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Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
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Subject: Theatrical Performance
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: VHS
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Running Time: 20 min.
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Program Abstract: "[The story is about] how the heroic Benkei managed by his quick with (rather than main force) to obtain passage through the barrier of Ataka for his master, Yoshitsune, and a small band of followers. He pretends that they are priests soliciting funds for the rebuilding of the Todaiji temple in Nara; and when the barrier-keeper Togashi questions Benkei about the supposed subscription of funds, he read from a blank scroll the details of the contributions. Togashi, impressed by this virtuosity, allows the party to pass through the barrier." -- Donald Keene, World Within Walls
Data Entry Date: 1/27/1999