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Plays DataBase Ema/En’ma : Details StoryDataPhotoStory
 


Schools Four schools (Kanze, Hōshō, Kongoh, and Kita). The title is pronounced “En’ma” in the Kita School.
Category The First group Noh, Waki Noh-mono, Kami Noh-mono
Author Unknown (according to legend, someone from the Kongoh family)
Subject Unknown
Season Winter (December, the evening of New Year’s Eve according to the lunar calendar)
Scene Saigū (Sacred Palace of the Royal Maiden of Ise Shrine) in Ise Province
Tsukurimono Palace (small palace)
Characters Mae-shite Old Man
Nochi-shite Amaterasu Ōmikami [female in Kanze and Kongoh Schools, male in Hōshō and Kita Schools]
Mae-tsure Old Woman
Nochi-tsure Ameno-Uzume (a goddess), Celestial Maiden
Nochi-tsure Tajikarao-no-mikoto (a god) [in Kanze, Hōshō, and Kongoh Schools] or a Celestial Maiden [in Kita School]
Waki Imperial Messenger (Ōinomikado Kinyoshi, Minister-of-the-Left)
Waki-tsure Imperial Officer’s Servants (two)
Ai Ogres from Hōrai Island (two or three), or a deity of a subordinate shrine
Masks Mae-shite Koushijō, Kojō, etc.
Nochi-shite If it is a goddess, use Zō, Masukami, etc. If it is a god, Ayakashi, Mikazuki, Tōgō, etc.
Mae-tsure Uba
Nochi-tsure (Ameno-Uzume [a goddess], Celestial Maiden) Ko-omote, etc.
Nochi-tsure (Tajikarao-no-mikoto [a god]) Mikazuki, Ayakashi, Kantan-otoko, etc.
Ai (Ogre from Hōrai Island) Buaku
Ai (Deity of a subordinate shrine) Noborihige
Costumes Mae-shite Jō-kami (wig for old man’s character), mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono), kitsuke / kogōshi-atsuita (thickly woven kimono with small check patterns), hakama in ōkuchi-style (white) (not worn sometimes), koshi-obi (belt), a fan, (a cane) and a wooden votive tablet of a white horse.
Nochi-shite If it is a goddess, a wig of suberakashi style (a wig with hair hanging on both sides) or tengan with Phoenix design (crown for heavenly beings and female court ladies), unlined kariginu-style kimono (white) or white awase-kariginu (a lined long-sleeved style kimono worn by male characters, especially gods and other dignified characters), kitsuke / shiroaya (pure white silk kimono, as white represents a high rank), hakama in ōkuchi-style (scarlet), koshi-obi, and a fan. If it is a god, a long black wig, tō-kanmuri (a type of crown worn by gods or Chinese emperors), kariginu-style kimono, kitsuke / atsuita (a type of short-sleeved kimono mainly worn by male characters), hangire (a type of hakama worn by strong characters such as demons, gods, and warriors), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Mae-tsure Ubagami (wig with gray hairs used for aging female characters), kazura-obi (band for a wig), mizugoromo, karaori with no scarlet in pattern (a short-sleeved kimono outer robe worn by female characters) or atsuita, kitsuke / surihaku (short-sleeved kimono, worn as the innermost layer of the costume of a female character) or kitsuke / muji-noshime (short-sleeved kimono with no pattern, worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing), and a wooden votive tablet of a black horse.
Nochi-tsure (Ameno-Uzume-no-mikoto [a goddess]) kuro-tare (a black wig with hair extending slightly longer than the shoulder) or a wig, tengan, kazura-obi, chōken (an unlined, long-sleeved elegant garment worn by dancing female characters), kitsuke / surihaku, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white or scarlet), koshi-obi, a fan, and Shinto hei stick.
Nochi-tsure (Tajikarao-no-mikoto [a god]) kuro-tare or a long black wig, sui-kanmuri (a headdress worn by a god dancing sacred dances) or kazaori-eboshi (eboshi-style headdress) (gold), happi-style kimono or unlined kariginu-style kimono, kitsuke / atsuita, hangire or hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, a fan, and a twig of the sacred cleyera tree.
Waki Daijin-eboshi (eboshi-style headdress worn by ministers), awase-kariginu, kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Waki-tsure Daijin-eboshi, awase-kariginu, kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Ai (Ogre from Hōrai Island) Oni-zukin (a hood worn by ogre characters), atsuita worn in tsuboori style, kukuri-bakama (a way of wearing hakama trousers, tucking the bottoms up at the knee with a string), and a pair of gaiters.
Ai (Deity of a subordinate shrine) Massha-zukin (a type of hood), yore-mizugoromo (a long-sleeved garment with a transparent appearance, worn by male and female characters of lesser standing), kukuri-bakama, and a pair of gaiters.
Number of scenes Two
Length 1 hour and 40-50 minutes

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