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Schools All five
Category The Fourth Group Noh, kiriai-mono
Author Kanze Yajirō Nagatoshi
Subject Azuma-kagami (The Mirror of the East); Heike Monogatari (The Tale of the Heike), Volume 12; Genpei Jōsui-ki (The Story of the Rise and Fall of the Genji and Heike Clans); Gikeiki (The Chronicle of Yoshitsune), etc.
Season Autumn (September in the lunar calendar)
Scene Yoshitsune’s mansion in Horikawa, Kyoto
Characters Shite Tosanobō [Tosa/Tosabō] Shōzon (Appears as tsure in the Komparu and Kongoh Schools)
Tsure Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Kokata (Tsure) Lady Shizuka
Tsure (Bit players) Yoshitsune’s subordinates (a few)
Tsure Anewa
Tsure (Bit players) Shōzon’s subordinates (a few)
Waki Musashibō [Musashi] Benkei (Appeared as shite in the Komparu and Kongoh Schools)
Ai Female Servant in Service to Yoshitsune
Masks No mask. However, Lady Shizuka wears a mask, such as Zō-onna, if she appears as tsure.
Costumes Shite / Tsure [In the first half] gold sumi-bōshi (a hood for regular Buddhist monks) or shamon-bōshi (a hood for high-class monks), mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono), kitsuke / atsuita (a type of short-sleeved kimono mainly worn by male characters), hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi (belt), a small sword, a fan, and a letter.
Shite / Tsure [In the second half] Shōzon-zukin or chōhan-zukin / kesa-zukin (a hood that a monk wears), happi-style kimono, hangire (a type of hakama worn by strong characters such as demons, gods, and warriors), koshi-obi, (a small sword), and a long-handled sword.
Tsure (Minamoto no Yoshitsune) kazaori-eboshi or nashiuchi-eboshi (eboshi-style headdress), (a white headband), chōken (an unlined, long-sleeved elegant garment worn by dancing female characters), kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white or colored), koshi-obi, a small sword, a fan, and a sword.
Kokata (Tsure) (Shizuka-eboshi), kitsuke / nuihaku (A short-sleeved kimono with embroidery and with gold or silver flakes placed on the fabric), hakama in ōkuchi-style (white or colored), koshi-obi, and a fan. Holding a sword (long-handled sword) later.
Tsure / Bit Players (Yoshitsune’s Subordinates) Samurai-eboshi or nashiuchi-eboshi (eboshi-style headdress), kake-hitatare (tops of kimono of hitatare) or sobatsugi (lined happi-style kimono with no sleeves, worn by warriors or Chinese characters), kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, a small sword, a fan, and a sword. Take eboshi off and wear a white headband later.
Tsure (Anewa) a white headband, sobatsugi or happi-style kimono, kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a sword.
Tsure / Bit Players (Shōzon’s subordinates) a white headband, (sobatsugi), kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a sword.
Waki / Shite (Benkei) [In the first half] zukin (a hood) or shamon-bōshi, (suzukake (small bells attached to the costume of mountain priests)), mizugoromo or happi / sobatsugi, kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, a small sword, and a fan. (Buddhist prayer beads.)
Waki / Shite (Benkei) [In the second half] gold sumi-bōshi or shamon-bōshi / Chōhan-zukin, happi-style kimono, sash, or mizugoromo), kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a long-handled sword.
Ai binan-kazura (A white cloth wrapped around the head of the performer), nuihaku wore in kinagashi-style, onna-obi (belt). Holding a fan and a sword.
Number of scenes Two
Length 1 hour and 30 minutes

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