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Plays DataBase Hashi Benkei (Benkei on the Bridge) : Details StoryDataPhotoStory
 


Schools All five
Category The Fourth Group Noh, kiriai-mono
Author Unknown (Hiyoshi Saami Yasukiyo, according to one tradition)
Subject Gikeiki, Volume 3
Season Autumn (September in the lunar calendar)
Scene West Pagoda in Mount Hiei, Gojō Bridge in Kyoto
Characters Shite Musashibō Benkei
Tsure (Tomo) Retainer of Benkei
Kokata Ushiwaka
Ai Retainer of Benkei or Two persons from Kyoto
Masks Nochi-shite Chōrei-beshimi (A few schools use this mask although this role is often perform without a mask).
Costumes Mae-shite Shamon-bōshi (a hood for high-ranking monks), mizugoromo (a knee-length kimono), kitsuke / atsuita (a short-sleeved kimono mainly worn by male characters), hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi (belt), a small sword, Buddhist prayer beads, and a fan.
Nochi-shite Kesa-zukin or chōhan-zukin (a hood worn by an armed monk), awase-happi (lined happi-style kimono), kitsuke / atsuita, hangire (a type of hakama worn by strong characters such as demons, gods, and warriors), koshi-obi, and a long-handled sword.
Tsure (Tomo) Tops and bottoms of suō (a long-sleeved unlined hemp kimono with matching top and bottom worn by male characters) or chōken (an unlined, long-sleeved elegant garment worn by dancing female characters) and hakama, kitsuke / muji-noshime (a short-sleeved kimono with no pattern, worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing), a small sword, a fan, and a sword.
Kokata A white headband, white mizugoromo or shironeri-gazuki-kosode (white silk kosode type kimono) [that is draped over the head after recognizing shite], kitsuke / atsuita or kitsuke / karaori (a short-sleeved outer kimono worn by female characters), hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a sword.
Ai Kyōgen-kamishimo (tops and bottoms of kimono for kyōgen-kata)
Number of scenes Two
Length About 45 minutes

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