The Master Puppeteer - Chapter 7, 'Okada's New Play' Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7, 'Okada's New Play' Summary

Yoshida posts up a new list of the boys' roles in the play. He has changed their duties and now Jiro is the foot manipulator for one of the female puppets. It is a big responsibility and Jiro is worried that he is not ready. Wada is jealous, but Kinshi congratulates Jiro and says it is a big chance. Jiro practices constantly and eventually manages to get the steps of the dance right.

The scene in the play involves a courtesan called Fusamu and a bandit called Joman who she has fallen in love with. Fusamu hides Joman in her house while the authorities search it. Joman disguises himself as Fusamu's old mother. A guard is posted on the house, and that night Fusamu starts shrieking, pretending that her mother has died. She goes into a mad dance of grief, and...

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