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Schools Kanze and Komparu schools
Category The First group Noh, Waki Noh-mono
Author Komparu Zenpō
Subject Kara-monogatari (Chinese stories), Legend of the Queen Mother of the West
Season Autumn
Scene Shōka Hall in the palace in Xian, during the Western Han Dynasty, China
Tsukurimono Ichijō-dai (a wooden frame covered with gorgeous cloth) at the seat of waki, hikitate-ōmiya (a wooden frame with a roof, supported by four pillars at the corners).
Characters Mae-shite Old Man
Nochi-shite Tōbōsaku
Mae-tsure Local Man
Nochi-tsure Queen Mother of the West (Xiwangmu)
WakiEmperor
Waki-tsure Ministers of His Imperial Majesty (two)
Ai Court Official
Ai Spirit of the Peach
Ai Taoist Sage
Masks Mae-shite Kojō
Nochi-shite Akujō (hanakobu-akujō, myōga-akujō, ōakujō, etc.)
Nochi-tsure Zō-onna, etc.
Ai (Spirit of the Peach) Usobuki, etc.
Ai (Taoist Sage) Kentoku or noborihige, hanabiki, etc.
Costumes Mae-shite Jō-kami (wig for an old man’s character), shike-mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono of middling quality), kitsuke / kogōshi-atsuita (thickly-woven kimono with small check patterns) or hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi (belt), and a fan.
Nochi-shite Iro-hachimaki (a colored headband), shirotare (a type of wig made of white hair), torikabuto (“bird helmet”, a gorgeous headpiece made of thick paper and brocade, worn by actors performing a dance), awase-kariginu (a lined long-sleeved kimono worn by male characters, especially gods and other dignified characters), kitsuke / atsuita (a type of short-sleeved kimono mainly worn by male characters), hangire (a type of hakama worn by strong characters such as demon, gods, and warriors), koshi-obi and a Chinese fan.
Mae-tsure Yore-mizugoromo (a long-sleeved garment with a transparent appearance, worn by male and female characters of lesser standing), kitsuke / muji-noshime (short-sleeved kimono with no pattern, worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing), hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Nochi-tsure Kazura (wig), kazura-obi (band for a wig), kuro-tare (a black wig with hair extending slightly below the shoulder), tengan (a crown for celestial beings and court ladies), maiginu (wide-sleeved kimono for female gods) or chōken (an unlined, long-sleeved elegant garment worn by dancing female characters), kitsuke / surihaku (short-sleeved kimono, worn as the innermost layer of the costume of a female character), hakama in ōkuchi-style (scarlet or white), koshi-obi, and a fan. Holding a plate, upon which are placed peach flowers and fruit.
Waki Tō-kanmuri (a type of crown worn by gods or Chinese emperors), iro-hachimaki, awase-kariginu, kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a Chinese fan.
Waki-tsure Hora-eboshi (eboshi-style headdress worn by stately characters). Tō-kanmuri (a type of crown worn by gods or Chinese emperors), iro-hachimaki, awase-kariginu, kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a Chinese fan.
Ai (Court Official) Kanjin-zukin (a type of headdress), sobatsugi (lined happi-style kimono with no sleeves, worn by warriors or Chinese characters), kitsuke / atsuita, kukuri-bakama (a way of wearing hakama trousers by tucking the bottoms up at the knee with strings), a pair of gaiters, koshi-obi, and a fan.
Ai (Spirit of the Peach) Tōnin-zukin (a type of headdress), sobatsugi, kitsuke / atsuita, kukuri-bakama, a pair of gaiters, koshi-obi, and a fan.
Ai (Taoist Sage) Massha-zukin (a type of hood), kitsuke / atsuita, yore-mizugoromo, kukuri-bakama, a pair of gaiters, koshi-obi, and a fan.
Number of scenes Two
Length About 1 hour and 50 minutes

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