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Plays DataBase Utaura (Poem Divination) : Details StoryDataPhotoStory
 


Schools All five
Category The Fourth Group Noh
Author Kanze Motomasa
Subject Unknown A story of poem divination at Ise appears in Kasshi Yawa (Night Stories of Kasshi) and other sources. The Dance of the Hells is a style of dance incorporated in a then-popular form of entertainment depicting scenes in the hells. One such example of an infernal scene is “Yūki Nyūdō Jigoku ni Otsuru koto” (“An Account of Monk Yūki Falling into a Hell”), chapter 20 of the Taiheiki (Chronicle of Great Peace).
Season Summer (April in the lunar calendar)
Scene The foot of Mount Hakusan in Kaga Province
Characters Shite Male Shaman Named Watarai
KokataKōgiku-maru
Tsure (Waki in Komparu, Kongoh, and Kita schools) Villager (Man)
Masks Shite Wears no mask or a mask of kantan-otoko, waka-otoko, or imawaka
Costumes Shite Shirotare (a type of wig made of white hair), okina-eboshi (eboshi-style headdress worn by old male or Shinto priest characters), white headband, yore-kariginu (creped kariginu-style kimono worn by male characters), kitsuke / atsuita (a type of short-sleeved kimono mainly worn by male characters), hakama in ōkuchi-style (white or scarlet), koshi-obi (belt), and a fan. Holding a small bow from which are hanging some long strips of paper.
Kokata Kitsuke / nuihaku (a short-sleeved kimono with embroidery and with gold or silver flakes placed on the fabric), nagabakama (a hakama-style trousers with long-stretched trains), and a fan.
Tsure Tops and bottoms of suō (a long-sleeved unlined hemp kimono with matching top and bottom, worn by male characters), kitsuke / muji-noshime (short-sleeved kimono with no pattern, worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing) or dan-noshime (short-sleeved kimono with very wide stripes), a small sword, and a fan.
Number of scenes One
Length About 1 hour 10 minutes

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