Aioi jishi (相生獅子)

Aioi jishi is one of nagauta (long epic songs) of Kabuki theater. It was first premiered by Kikunojo SEGAWA the First at Nakamura-za Theater in Edo in March 1734. It is believed that the lyrics were written by Roko SEGAWA and the music was written by Kisaburo KINEYA. It is the oldest surviving Shakkyomono (the dance of lions based on the Shakkyo legend).

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