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Plays DataBase Genjō / Kenjō : Details StoryDataPhotoStory
 


Schools All five. In the Kanze school, the title is written as ‘Genjō; in the Hōsho, Komparu, Kongō and Kita schools, it is written as Kenjō.
Category A fifth-group or Kiri Noh play
Author Unknown (sometimes attributed to Kongō Yagoro)
Subject “The Tale of the Heike”, Volume 7, The Seizan Episode, etc.
Season Autumn
Scene Suma Bay, Settsu
Characters Mae-shite An elderly man
Nochi-shite Emperor Murakami
Tsure Fujiwara no Moronaga
Mae-tsure Uba (an elderly woman)
Nochi-tsure Dragon King
Waki Moronaga’s servant
Waki-tsure Attendants
Ai Moronaga’s menial (also the Dragon King’s dependent)
Masks Mae-shite Waraijo, or Sankojo, Asakurajo
Nochi-shite Chujo or Imawaka
Mae-tsure Uba
Nochi-tsure Kurohige
Ai (Dragon King’s dependent) Kentoku
Costumes Mae-shite Jogami (a wig used for the roles of aging men), mizugoromo (a widely used long-sleeved garment worn by male and female characters of lesser standing), kitsuke / muji-noshime (a plain-weave, lined short-sleeved kimono worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing) (also kogohshimehiki), koshimino, koshiobi, and a fan. Carrying a bucket for drawing water.
Nochi-shite Irohachimaki, uikanmuri, hitoe-kariginu or noshi (a long-sleeved unlined garment worn by male characters of the highest standing), kitsuke / nuihaku (a short-sleeved kimono), hakama, komi-ōkuchi, koshiobi, and a fan.
Tsure Kurokazaori-eboshi (type of head covering), choken or hitoe-kariginu (an unlined, long-sleeved garment worn by dancing female characters), kitsuke / atsuiita, shiro- ōkuchi (or hakama), koshiobi, and a fan. May also produce a biwa.
Mae-tsure Ubagami, kazuraobi, mizugoromo, karaorikinagashi, kitsuke / surihaku (or muji-noshime).
Nochi-tsure Irohachimaki, akagashira, ryutai, awase-happi, kitsuke / atsuiita, hangiri, koshiobi, uchizue, biwa.
Waki Awase-happi, kitsuke / atsuiita, shiro- ōkuchi, koshimaki, tachi (sword), fan.
Waki-tsure Suō-kamishimo, kitsuke / muji-noshime, kogatana (small sword), fan.
Ai (Moronaga’s menial) Samurai-eboshi, kake-suo, kitsuke / dan-noshime, hakama, kyahan, kogatana, fan.
Ai (The Dragon King’s dependent) Massha-zukin, mizugoromo, atusita, hakama, kyahan, fan.
Number of scenes Two
Length About 1 hour and 30 minutes

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