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Schools All fives
Category The Third Group Noh
Author Kanze Nobumitsu
Subject Shin-Kokin-wakashū (New Collection of Poems Ancient and Modern) Volume 3 poem number 262, Genji Monogatari (Tale of Genji), etc.
Season Autumn
Scene Shirakawa in Mutsu Province and the vicinity of Ashino in Shimotsuke Province
Tsukurimono A mound with a branch of willow, placed in front of the hand drum players
Characters Mae-shite Old Man
Nochi-shite Spirit of Willow
WakiYugyō Shōnin
Waki-tsure Accompanying Monks (two)
Ai Villager
Masks Mae-shite Sankōjō, Akobujō, Asakurajō
Nochi-shite Maijō, Shiwajō, Ishiōjō
Costumes Mae-shite Jō-kami(wig for an old man’s character), mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono of middling quality), kitsuke / kogōshi-atsuita (thickly-woven kimono with small check patterns) koshi-obi (belt), Buddhist prayer beads, and a fan.
Nochi-shite Shiroji-kindan-hachimaki (a white headband with golden brocade), shirotare (a type of wig made of white hair), kuro kazaori-eboshi (black eboshi-style headdress) or yanagisabi kazaori-eboshi (eboshi-style headdress having willow-like wrinkles), hitoe-kariginu (unlined 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), hakama in ōkuchi-style (scarlet), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Waki Sumi-bōshi (a hood for ordinary Buddhist monks), mizugoromo, kitsuke / muji-noshime (short-sleeved kimono with no pattern, worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing) or kogōshi-atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, a fan, and Buddhist prayer beads.
Waki-tsure (two) Sumi-bōshi (a hood for ordinary Buddhist monks), mizugoromo, kitsuke / muji-noshime (short-sleeved kimono with no pattern, worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing) or kogōshi-atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, a fan, and Buddhist prayer beads.
Ai Naga-kamishimo (long-sleeved kimono worn with a sleeveless robe and a pair of hakama trousers with trailing hems), kitsuke / dan-noshime (short-sleeved kimono with very wide stripes, worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing), koshi-obi, a small sword, and a fan.
Number of scenes Two
Length About 1 hour and 50 minutes

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