Akoya 阿古屋 (あこや)

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The piece described here is not to be confused with an earlier workentitled "Akoya no matsu," extant in Zeami's own hand, but probablyrevised from an earlier work. In "Akoya no matsu," the waki isSanekata, and the shite is the Shiogama diety. Neither work is in therepertoire. 

Sei Shōnagon refers to the "story about a man called the SecretaryCaptain, who took such pride in being one of the dancers each year thatafter he died his ghost began to haunt the area under the shrinebridge" (The Pillow Book, section 135, trans. Meredith McKinney, 2006,p. 142).

Sanekata's mound is the subject of a poem by Saigyō, who visited theplace. It is also mentioned in Bashō's Oku no hosomichi. The tomb wasrebuilt in 1722 and can be seen today in Katori-shi, Miyagi-ken.

For a summary of the legend of the burial mound (古塚), see:
http://www.nichibun.ac.jp/YoukaiCard/C0410748-000.shtml

 

To check: Zeami's Akoya no matsu.

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