([場及び段の名称] Title for individual scene or act of piece) ,
[幾菊蝶初音道行] Itsumo kikuchō hatsune no michiyuki
([前名称] Earlier title)
||[五月 1808] May 1808
||[日本舞踊, 歌舞伎] Dance, Japanese, Kabuki
||This michiyuki dance shows the young woman Shizuka Gozen accompanied by the warrior Saito Tadanobu on their travels through the mountain cherry hills of the Yoshino district. Tadanobu however is actually a fox spirit in disguise, who follows the hand drum carried by Shizuka because its head is made from the hide of his parents. The particular "Tadanobu" dance section involves Tadanobu enacting for Shizuka an account of an earlier battle.
[日本舞踊名曲事典] Nihon buyō meikyoku jiten (305-307)
||The scene as a whole is Act 4, scene 2 of the kabuki play Yoshitsune and the thousand cherry trees. The title "Tadanobu" is used to name the dance by that character recounting a battle.