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Plays DataBase Sōshi Arai / Sōshi Arai Komachi : Details StoryDataPhotoStory
 


Schools All five. The title is “Washing the Page of a Book” (Sōshi Arai, 草紙洗) in the Hōsho and Kongoh schools. It is “Komachi Washing the Page of a Book” (Sōshi Arai Komachi, 草紙洗小町) in the Komparu and Kita schools and Sōshi Arai Komachi (employing different kanji,草子洗小町) in the Kanze school.
Category The third group Noh
Author Unknown
Subject Unknown
Season Summer (the fourth month of the lunar calendar)
Scene Kyoto
Characters Shite Ono no Komachi
Kokata King (Emperor)
Tsure Ki no Tsurayuki
WakiŌtomo no Kuronushi
Ai Servant / Retainer of Kuronushi
Characters

The following roles are added depending on schools:
[Kanze School] Tsure Mibu no Tadamine, Ōshikōchi no Mitsune, Female retainers of Imperial Court (Two)
[Hōshō School] Tsure (Bit Player) High-ranking nobles (Three)
[Komparu School] Tsure High-ranking nobles (Two), Female retainers of Imperial Court (Three)
[Kongoh School] Tsure (Bit Player) High-ranking nobles (Two), Female retainers of Imperial Court (Two)
[Kita School] Tsure High-ranking nobles (Two), Female retainers of Imperial Court (Two)
Masks Shite Fukai, Wakaonna, Zō, Ko-omote
Tsure (female retainers) Fukai, Wakaonna
Costumes Mae-shite Kazura (wig), kazura-obi (band for a wig), iroiri karaori (a short-sleeved kimono outer robe in scarlet with a pattern) worn in kinagashi style, kitsuke / surihaku (short-sleeved kimono worn as the innermost layer of the costume of a female character), and a fan.
Nochi-shite Kazura, kazura-obi, iroiri karaori worn in tsuboori-style, kitsuke / surihaku, hakama in ōkuchi-style (scarlet), koshi-obi, and a fan. Wears kazaori-eboshi (eboshi style headdress) at the time of monogi.
Kokata Uikanmuri (the headdress for emperors, nobles, or aged deities), hitoe-kariginu (unlined long-sleeved kimono worn by male characters, especially gods and other dignified characters), kitsuke / nuihaku (a short-sleeved kimono with embroidery and gold or silver flakes applied to the fabric) sashinuki (a pair of long hakama style trousers tucked at the knee by strings) / hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Tsure (Ki no Tsurayuki) Okina-eboshi / kazaori-eboshi (eboshi style headdress), hitoe-kariginu / chōken (unlined, long-sleeved elegant garment worn by dancing female characters), kitsuke / atsuita (a type of short-sleeved kimono mainly worn by male characters), hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Tsure (Mibu no Tadamine, Ōshikōchi no Mitsune) Kazaori-eboshi, chōken, kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Tsure (Nobles) Kazaori-eboshi, chōken, kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Tsure (Female retainers) Kazura, kazura-obi, karaori worn in tsuboori-style, kitsuke / surihaku, hakama in ōkuchi-style (scarlet), koshi-obi, a fan.
Mae-Waki Kazaori-eboshi, chōken, kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Nochi-Waki Kazaori-eboshi, hitoe-kariginu, kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, a fan, and a book.
Ai Naga-kamishimo (Long-sleeved kimono worn with a sleeveless robe and a pair of hakama trousers with trailing hems.)
Number of scenes Two
Length About 1 hour 30 minutes

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