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i do have a slight obsession with all things japanese so i was very looking forward to seeing complicite’s shun-kin play at barbican.

here is what they say: enter the mysterious world of blind shamisen player shun-kin and her devoted servant sasuke in this startling performance based on the texts of celebrated japanese author jun’ichiro tanizaki. exploring the connections between beauty and violence, this powerful production brings to life a haunting love story.

i would just add that this is a beautiful production, visually very engaging! stunning, even! if you have a chance to see this (playing until 13th november), do it! just remember, japanese stories do not follow western culture and have a different take on love and beauty.

enjoy!

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