Controlled Vocabulary for Noh props (set pieces and hand props)

Authority Name List for Japanese Props Controlled Vocabulary,

Both Set Pieces and Hand Props [note]


I. sue-dōgu 据道具 Set Pieces II. te-dōgu 手道具 Hand Props

DAI 台 PLATFORMS

YAMA 山 MOUNDS

YA 屋 DWELLINGS

NORIMONO 乗り物 VEHICLES

MON 門 GATES AND DOORS

TACHIKI 立ち木 TREES

DAI 台 STANDS (how to distinguish this in Japanese?)  

SONOTA その他 OTHER SET PIECE

WEAPONS

TOOLS

CONTAINERS

DOCUMENTS

EDA 枝 BRANCHES

TSUE 杖 STICKS, CANES, WANDS

SAO 棹 POLES

OTHER HAND PROPS その他

FANS

 

I. sue-dōgu 据道具 Set Pieces (includes 作り物 tsukuri-mono, stage props, kabuki ō-dōgu 大道具)


DAI 台 PLATFORMS


YAMA 山 MOUNDS

tsuka 塚 tomb (may be decorated with various things, e.g. )

takeyama 竹山 bamboo on mound

su 巣 web

ishi 石 rock (splits open)

tachibana 橘 orange (splits open in橘 a 番外能)


YA 屋 DWELLINGS (includes miya 宮 and koya 小屋)

ōmiya 大宮 large abode

komiya 小宮 small abode

hagikoya 萩小屋 bushwood hut

hajitomi-ya 半蔀屋 half lattice hut

sugi 杉 cedar grove (宮)

waraya 藁屋 thatched hut

rō 籠 (also 牢) cage


NORIMONO 乗り物 VEHICLES (includes 船 boats, 車 carriages and 輿 palanquins)

fune 舟 boat frame (may have attachments or a roof)

yakata-bune 屋形舟 roofed boat

torioi-bune 鳥追い舟 drum and clapper boat

kagaribi no tsuita fune かがり火の付いたふね fire basket boat

shibafune 柴船 brushwood boat

cloth-covered boat ?? doesn't have generic Ja name

Kuzu 国栖 cloth-covered boat

tōsen 唐舟 Chinese boat with a sail

kuruma 車 carriage

hanami-guruma 花見車 blossom-viewing carriage

tsuchi-guruma 土車cart

shiokumi-guruma 塩汲車 small salt cart

isu-kuruma 椅子車c haired carriage (車僧)

koshi 輿 palanquin


MON 門 GATES AND DOORS

shibaori-do 柴折戸 brushwood door

torii 鳥居 torii

toshiba gaki (nonomiya is a torii)


TACHIKI 立ち木 TREES

sakura 桜 cherry

yanagi 柳 willow

matsu 松 pine

botan 牡丹 peony

kōbai 紅梅 red plum

hakubai 白梅 white plum

katsura 桂 laurel

hachinoki 鉢の木 bonsai


DAI 台 STANDS (how to distinguish this in Japanese?)  

kakko-dai 鞨鼓台 kakko drum stand?

taiko-dai 太鼓台 taiko drum stand?

kagami-dai 鏡台 mirror stand

shōrō 鐘楼 bell tower

fumidai 文台 letter stand

kyōdai 経台 sutra stand

kitō-dai 祈祷台 prayer stand

yatate-dai 矢立台 arrow stand

hatadai 機台 loom

tomyō-dai 灯明台 torch stand

kajidan 鍛冶壇 forge


SONOTA その他 OTHER SET PIECES

izutsu 井筒 well with grass attached

kinuta 砧 fulling block

wakukase-wa 枠かせ輪 thread winder

omoni 重荷 burden

makura 枕 wood pillow?

menbako 面箱 mask box

tsubo 壺 jar

rinzō 輪蔵 prayer wheel

shari 舎利 relic holder

kazura oke lacquered cask? Wig box ?

biwa 琵琶 biwa

sakabune 酒船 sake barrel or cask


 

II. te-dōgu 手道具 hand props (includes mochimono 持ち物, ko-dōgu 小道具, kabuki mochi-dōgu 持ち道具)


WEAPONS

katana 刀 sword

ya 矢 arrow

yumi 弓 bow

naginata 長刀 halberd

hooki 鉾 lance


TOOLS

ono 斧 axe

taimatsu 松明 torch

muchi 鞭 crop

kasa 傘 umbrella

hōki 箒 broom

sarae さらえ rake

hishaku 柄杓 dipper

eburi 柄振 seriated hoe(淡路ほか)

kuwa 鍬 hoe (in kyōgen)


CONTAINERS

oi 笈 pannier

mizu-oke 水桶 bucket


DOCUMENTS

tanzaku 短柵 poem paper

Fumi 文 letter


EDA 枝 BRANCHES

ume no eda 梅の枝 plum branch

sakura no eda 桜の枝 cherry branch

sasa 笹 bamboo grass

ha 葉 leaves ?

karikusa 刈草 sheaves of grass

momo no hana no eda 桃の花の枝 peach blossom branch

hana 花 flowers


TSUE 杖 STICKS, CANES, WANDS

tsue 杖 (白垂団扇付き) in Hōkazō)

kongō-zue 金剛杖

shamoku-zue 撞木杖 walking stick

shimoto しもと switch

shakujō 錫杖 ringed priest staff

uchizue 打杖 wand ?

gohei ご幣 (also nusa ぬさ) purification wand


SAO 棹 POLES

tsurizao 釣竿 fishing pole


OTHER HAND PROPS その他

makiginu 巻絹 bolt of silk

tama 玉 jewel on a small stand


FANS

ha-uchiwa 葉団扇


Note: I treated all these terms (except those including の) as words or compound words, thus when they are divided for clarity a hyphen is used. They are divided only when one element is 3 or more syllables, or when there are two vowels together that are confusing [kwb].

 

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