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Traditional Japanese dance
Additional title: Fuji musume
Additional title: Sagi musume
Nishikawa, Koisaburō, 1909-1983 (Dancer)
Nishikawa, Ukon (Dancer)
Nishikawa, Koijirō, 1921-1983 (Dancer)
Nishikawa, Shizu (Dancer)
Gordon, Beate (Narrator)
Japan Society (New York, N.Y.) (Presenter)

Asia Dance Project Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1966-02-08
Table of Contents
CONTENTS. - Demonstration by Koisaburo Nishikawa of the preparation for a Kabuki performance. Costume, wig, and make-up for a female role are explained and basic movements shown. - Fuji musume (Spirit of the wisteria tree). Performed by Shizu Nishikawa. - Kotobuki Sanbasō, dance derived from Noh drama. Performed by Ukon and Koijiro Nishikawa. - Sagi-musume (The white heron). Performed by Koisaburo Nishikawa.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8918
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-776 (former)
Dance -- Japan
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Television programs
Venue: Videotaped by WNDT/Channel 13, Newark, New Jersey on February 8, 1966.
Performers: Performed by members of the Koisaburo Nishikawa Company: Koisaburo Nishikawa, Shizu Nichikawa, Ukon Nishikawa, and Koijiro Nishikawa.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Creation/production credits: Produced by Beate Gordon for the Japan Society. Director: Bud Myers. Narrator: Beate Gordon.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (30 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY807025413-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12158691
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7a9de9c0-795d-0135-e631-1f1977b1363c
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Item timeline of events

  • 1909: Creator Born
  • 1966: Created
  • 1983: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Traditional Japanese dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1966.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Traditional Japanese dance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 26, 2022.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1966). Traditional Japanese dance Retrieved from

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Traditional Japanese dance