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Plays DataBase Hōkazo (The Hōka Priests) : Details StoryDataPhotoStory
 


Schools All five
Category The Fourth Group Noh
Author Unknown
Subject Unknown
Season Autumn (September in the lunar calendar)
Scene A Zen temple, Shimotsuke Province; Mishima, Musashi Province(This refers to Seto (Mishima) Shrine in Yokohama, which according to tradition was founded by Minamoto no Yoritomo – the founder and first shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate, who ruled from 1192 until 1199 – in honor of the gods of Izu Mishima. Musashi no Kuni, or Musashi Province was formerly the largest province in the Kanto region.)
Characters Shite Makino Kojirō’s older brother
TsureMakino Kojirō
Waki Tone Nobutoshi (their father’s murderer)
Ai Tone’s servant
Masks Shite Hitamen (“direct mask”)
Costumes Shite Sumibōshi (angled hat worn by monk characters), mizugoromo (a widely used long-sleeved garment worn by male and female characters of lesser standing), kitsuke / kogōshi-atsuita or muji-noshime (short-sleeved plain kimono with no pattern, worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing), koshi-obi (a sash), a fan and a rosary.
Tsure Suō (a long-sleeved garment with matching top and bottom worn by male characters), kitsuke / muji-noshime or dan-noshime, kogatana (a small sword), and a fan. Waki Kake-suō, kitsuke / dan-noshime (a short-sleeved kimono with horizontal stripes worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing) white ōkuchi, koshi-obi, kogatana, a fan.
Waki Kake-suō, kitsuke / dan-noshime (a short-sleeved kimono with horizontal stripes worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing) white ōkuchi, koshi-obi, kogatana, a fan.
Ai Kyogen-kamishimo, kitsuke / shima-noshime, koshi-obi, kogatana, and a fan. Holds a tachi (a Japanese sword with a length of about 60 cm).
Nochi-shite Shamon-bōshi, mizugoromo, kitsuke / atsuita, white ōkuchi or crimson ōkuchi), koshi-obi and a fan. He also carries a kogatana and holds a pillar-staff (he wears a shirotare – “white wig” and carries a tō-uchiwa – “round fan”). During the second monogi (the act of placing the costume on the performer), he is also given a kakko (barrel drum).
Nochi-tsure Nashiuchi ebōshi (a type of head covering), a white hachimaki (“helmet scarf”) or colored hachimaki, sobatsuki or happi, kataage style (where both shoulders are folded into the neck area and the sleeve is tucked up), kitsuke / atsuita, white ōkuchi, koshi-obi, and a tachi. He has a bow and arrow. (Bamboo grass in strips).
Number of scenes Two
Length About 1 hour 20 minutes

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