Butoh, Bunraku, Kabuki elements were there.
Physical and ensemble theatre too.
Tanizaki presents this impossible girl to us. A blind bitch. And an unctuous servant/lover Sasuke.
A Brechtian narrator. But mainly magical moments and visual splendour. Do Complicite just illuminate but not inhabit?
At the end the curtain rises again to reveal white light, a line of actors and the cinematic display of crowds in modern Tokyo. We are back to earth.