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Plays DataBase Dōjō-ji (Dōjō-ji Temple) : Details StoryDataPhotoStory

Category the fourth category noh, shūnenmono
Author Kanze Kojirō Nobumitsu
Subject “Nihon Hokke Genki,” “Dōjō-ji Ekotoba,” etc
Season Spring (March)
Scenes Maeba In the precinct of Dōjō-ji in the Province of Kii from dusk to the night of the day when the rite for the hanging bell is performed.
Nochiba Midnight on the same day at the same place
Tsukurimono a hanging bell
Characters Mae-shite (first half lead part) shirabyōshi
Nochi-shite (first half lead part) a female ogre (poisonous snake)
Waki (supporting cast) the head priest of the Dōjō-ji Temple
Waki-tsure (the companion of Waki) a follower priest
Ai (interluding cast) a servant of the Dōjō-ji Temple
Masks Mae-shite Ōmionna, Wakaonna, Fukai, Shiro-shakumi
Nochi-shite Han'nya, Shinja
Costumes Mae-shite naga-kazura (a wig longer than a regular wig), kazura-obi (belt for kazura with scale pattern), tsuba-motoyui (a hair style), karaori (a gorgeous kimono for a lady) in tsuboori-style, kitsuke / surihaku (a kind of kimono with gold or silver foils with white scale pattern), koshimaki / nuimon (black), koshiobi (belt with scale pattern), and oni-ōgi (a fan for ogre). Wearing maeori-eboshi (eboshi-style headdress wore by female entertainers) at the time of monogi.
Nochi-shite taking the karaori off and wrapping it around the waist. Holding a beating stick.
Waki kindan-sumibōshi (monk's regular cowl in gold), purple mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono), kitsuke / shiro-atsuita, shiro-ōkuchi, shiro-koshi-obi, a fan, and Buddhist prayer beads.
Waki-tsure sumibōshi, brown mizugoromo, kitsuke / muji-noshime (noshime style kimono without patterns), white ōkuchi, koshi-obi, a fan, and Buddhist prayer beads.
Ai nōriki-zukin (a hood for servants of temples), yore-mizugoromo, kitsuke / noshime with no pattern, kukuri-hakama (hakama with drawing strings at the bottom), a pair of gaiters, and a fan.
Number of scenes two
Length About 2 hours

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