The role of Izaemon is performed in the style of wagoto, one of Kabuki’s stock characters. Although these wagoto-type men are not powerful physically and financially, Izaemon is such a charmer and the most popular one in the pleasure quarter, who is sensitive, childlike, funny, and handsome. After a long absence Izaemon tries to reconnect with his lover, the courtesan Yūgiri, for a rendezvous. She has been missing him so much that she is lovesick, yet he accuses her of being unfaithful. This teasing is part of a flirtation, and the emotional exchanges of the love scene unfold in choreographed movements to the sensuous accompaniment of two groups of music ensembles, Gidayū and Tokiwazu. These idealized beautiful lovers, like a fairy-tale prince and princess, are performed by Kabuki’s golden couple Nizaemon and Tamasaburo.