Fuwa Banzaemon (不破伴左衛門) (role )



The National Theater of Japan wrote: "Fuwa Banzaemon is a dandy who leads a shiratsuka-gumi (a group of samurai who have come together and wear flashy, eccentric clothing). He served the Sasaki family of feudal lords, but planned to embezzle them, killed Nagoya Sanza’s father and stole his celebrated sword, then had an affair with Iwahashi, a maidservant who was Sanza’s lover, and was banished. He crosses paths with Sanza in Yoshiwara on a night when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, and they compete for Iwahashi, who is now an oiran (a top-class courtesan)."