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Schools All five
Category The second group Noh, shura-mono
Author Zeami
Subject Heike Monogatari (The Tale of Heike Clan), volume 4, the episodes of “Hashi Gassen” (the battle at the bridge) and “Miya no Gosaigo” (the final moments of the prince), etc.
Season Summer
Scene Byōdōin Temple in Uji, Yamashiro Province
Characters Mae-shite Old Man
Nochi-shite Ghost of Minamoto no Yorimasa
Waki Itinerant Monk
Ai Villager
Masks Mae-shite Sankō-jō, Warai-jō, Asakura-jō, etc.
Nochi-shite Yorimasa
Costumes Mae-shite Jō-kami (wig for an old man’s character), mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono of middling quality), 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-mehiki (a thickly-woven kimono with small, fine-lined check pattern), koshi-obi (belt), a fan, (and a cane).
Nochi-shite Yorimasa-zukin (a hood exclusively used for Yorimasa), shirotare (a type of wig made of white hair) or no wig, kindan-hachimaki (a headband in gold), awase-happi (lined happi-style kimono), kitsuke / atsuita (a short-sleeved, thickly-woven kimono mainly worn by male characters), hangire (a type of hakama trousers worn by strong characters such as demons, gods, and warriors), koshi-obi, a fan, and a sword.
Waki Sumi-bōshi (a hood for ordinary Buddhist monks), mizugoromo, kitsuke / muji-noshime, koshi-obi, a fan, and Buddhist prayer beads.
Ai Kyogen-kamishimo (tops and bottoms of kimono for Kyōgen-kata), kitsuke / shima-noshime (short-sleeved kimono with stripe pattern), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Number of scenes Two
Length About 1 hour and 45 minutes

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