Busu and the Damask Drum was yet another Edinburgh Fringe performance inspired by classic Japanese theater combining ideas from two distinct and important plays from Japan’s cultural history.
Exploring these two stories has given me glimpse into a world so alien to mine and yet so comfortingly similar. The ‘Damask Drum’ in particular explores unrequited love through a tragic ghost story, exploring the moral implications and perhaps the responsibilities of both protagonists.
Now I am wishing I had actually seen the performance rather than this brief moment on the street.
Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Busu & The Damask Drum’, 1/160s f/3.2 ISO100 100mm
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