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Plays DataBase Saigyō-zakura (Saigyō and the Cherry Tree) : Details StoryDataPhotoStory
 


Schools All five
Category The fourth group Noh
Author Zeami
Subject Unknown
Season Spring (March in the lunar Calendar)
Scene The garden of Saigyō’s hermitage in the Western Hills of Kyoto
Tsukurimono Mountain (with a cherry tree)
Characters Shite The spirit of an old cherry tree
WakiThe poet-priest Saigyō
Waki-tsure A flower-viewing gentleman
Waki-tsure (tachishu) Several friends of the flower-viewing gentleman
Ai Nohriki (Saigyō’s manservant)
Masks Shite Shiwa-jō, Ishio-jō, Mai-jō
Costumes Shite Shirotare (a wig made of white hair), [shiro-hachimaki] (white headband), kazaori-eboshi (a type of head covering worn by noblemen and generals), hitoe-kariginu (an unlined, long-sleeved garment worn by male characters), kitsuke / [ko-goushi] atsuita (a type of lined short-sleeved kimono, mainly worn as the innermost layer of a male character’s costume), coloured ōkuchi, koshi-obi (a sash), and a fan.
Waki Sumibōshi (an angled hat worn by monk roles, with the top folded into a triangle and the rear draped down the back of the performer), mizugoromo (a widely used long-sleeved garment worn by male and female characters of lesser standing), kitsuke / muji-noshime (a type of lined kosode, or short-sleeved kimono, worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing) / ko-goushi atsuita, [white ōkuchi], koshi-obi, a fan, and Buddhist prayer beads.
Waki-tsure Suō (a long-sleeved garment with matching top and bottom worn by male characters), kitsuke / muji-noshime, chiisa-gatana (small sword), and a fan.
Ai Nohriki-zukin (a hood folded behind the head), yore-mizugoromo, kukuribakama (a tied hakama that stops at the knees).
Number of scenes One
Length About 1 hour 30 minutes

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