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Izumo no Okuni was born about 1571. This time period in Japanese history was fraught with struggle. It was known as the Period of Warring States, that is, the land barrons (daimyo) fought against one another for power. Her father was a blacksmith for the Izumo Grand Shrine and, consequently, the family served as well. It was a custom to send priests and young women, such as Buddhist nuns, among others to solicit contributions. Izumo was sent to Kyoto to perform sacred dances and songs. Her Okuni Kabuki was known and applauded throughout the land. After 25 years she retired.

  1. Sawako Ariyoshi


Series Cast

  1. Rei Kikukawa as Okuni

    Rei Kikukawa


    6 Episodes

  2. Yukari Onoe


    6 Episodes

  3. Masato Sakai as Sankuro

    Masato Sakai


    6 Episodes

  4. Junkichi Orimoto as Baian

    Junkichi Orimoto


    6 Episodes

  5. Kanji Tsuda as Kyozo

    Kanji Tsuda


    6 Episodes

  6. Natsuki Harada as Okiku

    Natsuki Harada


    6 Episodes

  7. Kazuma Suzuki as Densuke

    Kazuma Suzuki


    6 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2006 • 6 Episodes

Season 1 of Izumo no Okuni premiered on January 13, 2006.

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(1x6, February 17, 2006) Season Finale

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Izumo no Okuni
Izumo no Okuni


Original Name 出雲の阿国

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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