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Iwai Kumesaburō III as Sakurahime (さくら姫) above
and Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII as Seigen (清玄) below
from the play Koigoromo Karigane-zome (恋衣雁金染)

Identifier: 1851 Kunisada sakura-hime.jpg
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This print depicts a young woman floating through the air, clutching an umbrella, descending toward the ground. "Leaping from the stage..." is a phrase still used today to describe a bold act. "Is said to originate the ancient practice of jumping from a height to achieve fulfilment of a wish, such as the cure of an illness or success in a love affair." Eventually the platform at Kiyomizu Temple was incorporated into this description.

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