Mother's dance


Why did the mother dance when the daughter was seducing a samurai?

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I don't know why exactly, but it looked cool, didn't it? I suspect that it has a connection with Japanese Noh or Kabuki theatre, or some such Japanese thing.

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No need to be dicks. He at least attempted an answer. What did you two contribute to the discussion, exactly?

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- Voltaire

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No, there's a difference between being a dick and calling out someone else for being a dick. I'm not the one dumping on someone else's attempt at answering the OP's question. If you don't have anything constructive to say, if you have nothing but snark to contribute, why say anything at all?

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Mao

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I don't know why exactly, but it looked cool, didn't it?

This.^ I liked it in a strange way.

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It's a shame that the conversation descended to petty name-calling.

IMOHO, I think the ritual of the dance symbolized the holy justice of their method of seducing and killing the samurai. At the beginning of the film, the samurai rape and kill the women and burn the home to the ground. This is the grudge borne by the spirits of the women and the house.

As yürei, they appear to each samurai as beautiful women who welcome them to their magnificent home, willingly offering every comfort to their guest. The spirits of the mother, daughter/wife/sister and the house are combined for a ritual revenge.

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This is why I approach everyone assuming they are large phallic symbols with no manners. Less disappointments, more pleasant surprises!

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