Stücktitel Kurozuka
Alternativer Stücktitel Adachigahara (Kanze School) (Title for other schools of performance) ,
Kurotsuka ** (Transliteration)
Schaffungsdatum Muromachi
Assoziierte darstellende Künste Noh
Assoziierte Bewegung currently performed noh
Originalsprache [Japanische] Japanese
Abteilung der Struktur Two acts
Handlung On a pilgrimage from his monastery in Nachi, the Holy Teacher Yūkei 祐慶 (waki) arrives at Adachigahara in Michinoku (northern Japan). He comes to the dwelling of an old woman (shite). She agrees to give him lodging for the night. As she leaves to get firewood, she warns him not to look inside a certain room (neya 閨). The prohibition is broken by one of Yūkei's companions. When the monk (tsure) peeps in, he discovers it full of foul smelling corpses. She returns in her real form, a female demon, kijo 鬼女. Yūkei's prayers vanquish her.
M. Watson
Anmerkungen The Kanze school uses the alternate name Adachigahara.
The piece is based on a poem in the Shuishū, the third imperial anthology by Taira no Kanemori 平兼盛.
**Alternative reading of the Kanji (Chinese characters).
Stück veröffentlicht in Nô et Kyôgen

Associated Items

Assoziierte Produktionen Not Specified ,
1989Sep06, Metropolitan Opera House (New York), Yoshitsune senbon zakura
Performances of the piece 1000004, 1000737
Components associated with piece 1004765, 1004814, 1004913, 1005062, 1002509, 1005692, 1000004, 1000737