Technical Information

Digital Object
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Repository's ID Number
Morioka_dokumbodenki_text.jpg
Size of Digital Object
1080 x 700 pixels
Duration
978325200
Title of Digital Object
Morioka "Dōkumbō denki" text
Usage Rights ()
2
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Digital Object > Date
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Date of creation
Unknown
Digital Object > Category of Format
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Category of Format
Still image
Digital Object > Ordering Information
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Ordering Information
Contact the Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University http://lrc.cornell.edu
Digital Object > Digital Object Credits
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Credits
Courtesy of Jane Marie Law
Digital Object > mime type
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mimetype
image/jpeg
Digital Object > Collection
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Collection
JM Law Puppet Collection
Digital Object > Component Represented
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Notes
Partial translation in "Religious Authority and Ritual Puppetry" article:
- The Leech Child drifted on the waves for many months and years. At some point in the past, he arrived at Wakokuzaki and had the shape of a wheel. There, he became a kami of light. At that time there was a fisherman by the name of Murogimi (From this time, the leader of the fishermen began to be called Murogimi. Later, his surname became Fujiwara and first name was Hyakudayū Masakiyo). Once, he was sailing in a fishing boat when suddenly the sky became dark, clouds gathered and darkened the sun, and lightning flashed all around. Noting the strangeness of this occurrence, Hyakudayū drew near to a small child he saw floating in the water. The child had the shape of a deity, and was only about twelve or so years old. The child turned to face him and delivered the following oracle: 'I am the Leech Child of long ago. Until now, I have had no worship hall. You shall build me a temporary worship hall on the seashore.' The hall built as a result of this oracle was the Nishinomiya Daimyōjin (Ebisu Saburō Den) in Nishinomiya. In this shrine, a person by the name of Dōkumbō was capable of meditating for this kami and receiving his messages.
- But after the death of Dōkumbō, there was no one to appease the deity, and so the Leech Child caused heavy rains and winds, fishing disasters, and mishaps on land. Hyakudayū then reported this to the head of the Fujiwara family, who was in the capital, and an imperial order was issued ordering him to make a puppet with the same face and posture as Dōkumbō. Obeying this order, Hyakudayū manipulated the puppet before the worship hall of the Leech Child, and the deity's spirit calmed down. After this, puppets of this type in the likeness of Dōkumbō were unusually effective in appeasing the Leech Child. Hyakudayū then went around to many provinces and worshipped many gods.
- After this, Hyakudayū-Dōkumbō stopped at Awajishima and transmitted this art. It was here that the gods created the great country of Japan, and here is the island of Toyoaketsushima. Hyakudayū was given the title of ayatsurimono, or puppeteer. He lived at Sanjō, Mihara, Awajishima, and there he transmitted this art. It is said that here the people of old worshipped the myriad kami. After his death, Hyakudayū was worshipped somewhere in Nishinomiya. He was granted an imperial edict from the capital to appease divine spirits. As an appeaser of kami, Hyakudayū was later awarded the proclamation, 'The great country of Japan is a divine country. The person who appeases the divine will is therefore someone of the highest talents.'
WARNING: This art is for the appeasement of kami. People should not take this lightly. If they do, it will weigh heavily upon them. People should be sorely afraid.
Postscript: There was a record of this story before, but it has been lost. It was based upon a secret letter from the house of Yoshida, but since the old document has not been well checked, I have followed only the oral version.
Sakagami Nyūdō
Kan'ei 15, mid-summer
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Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component Type
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Component
Treatise
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Date
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Date of activity
Unknown
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Date
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Date object created
1638
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Date
*/d_digdoc/r_digdoc_component/d_component.objectdestroydateid 1041221
Date object destroyed
Unknown
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Size Measure Type
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sizemeasure
pixels
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > GloPAD Component Categories
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GloPAD Categories of Component
Correspondence / Diaries / Biographical materials
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > GloPAD Component Categories
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GloPAD Categories of Component
Puppetry
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Language
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Language
Japanese
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Person
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Name
Suzue Ai
Notes
Family descendant of Suzue Shirōbei, the Awaji puppeteer who came to Morioka and the ancestor of the Morioka Ayatsuri Ningyō Za. Discovered 12 old puppets and 15 old documents on the tradition in family storehouse in 1987.
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Person(s) associated with component > Date
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Date of birth
Showa
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Person(s) associated with component > Person > Era
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Era
Showa
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Person(s) associated with component > Date
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Date Deceased
Unknown
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Person(s) associated with component > Date
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Dates active
Unknown
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Person(s) associated with component > Country
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Country(s)
Japan
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Person(s) associated with component > Culture
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Culture
Japanese
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Function
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Function
Recipient
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Place
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Name
Morioka, Iwate, Japan
City
Morioka shi
State/Province
Iwate
url
http://www.city.morioka.iwate.jp/
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Places associated with component > Date
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Date place opened
Unknown
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Places associated with component > Date
*/d_digdoc/r_digdoc_component/r_component_place/d_place.closedateid 1041073
Date place closed
Unknown
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Places associated with component > Place Alternate Name
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Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Performing Art
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Name
Puppetry
Notes
The word "Bunraku" is often used to mean Japanese puppet drama, though it is one house tradition thereof. "Ningyō jōruri" (literally "puppet jōruri") is a wider designation, encompassing many styles of Japanese puppet drama.
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Performing Art Alternate Name
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Also known as
Ningyou joururi
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Performing Art Alternate Name
*/d_digdoc/r_digdoc_component/r_pa_components/r_pa_altname 31
Also known as
Jōruri
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Performing Art Alternate Name
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Also known as
Ningyo joruri
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Performing Art Alternate Name
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Also known as
Bunraku
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Performing Art Alternate Name
*/d_digdoc/r_digdoc_component/r_pa_components/r_pa_altname 76
Also known as
Ningyō jōruri (Bunraku)
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Arts of Performance
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Arts of Performance
Puppetry
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Arts of Performance
*/d_digdoc/r_digdoc_component/r_pa_components/r_pa_artsofperformance 5
Arts of Performance
Narrating
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Arts of Performance
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Arts of Performance
Playing music
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Culture
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Culture
Japanese
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Performing Art's Geographic Affiliation
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Associated Region
Osaka, Japan
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Instrumentation
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Instrumentation
Shamisen
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > General Genre of Performing Art
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General Genre
Puppetry
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Historical Period
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Period
Japan / Showa (1926-1989 CE)
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Historical Period
*/d_digdoc/r_digdoc_component/r_pa_components/r_pa_period 14
Period
Japan / Mid-Tokugawa (1735-1801 CE)
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Historical Period
*/d_digdoc/r_digdoc_component/r_pa_components/r_pa_period 13
Period
Japan / Genroku culture (1673-1735 CE)
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Role
*/d_digdoc/r_digdoc_component/r_pa_components/r_pa_role 79
Role
Shamisen (accompanying musician)
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Role
*/d_digdoc/r_digdoc_component/r_pa_components/r_pa_role 39
Role
Tayu (narrator)
Digital Object > Component(s) represented in digital object > Component(s) associated with this performing art > Role
*/d_digdoc/r_digdoc_component/r_pa_components/r_pa_role 80
Role
Bunraku/omo-zukai (head puppeteer)
Digital Object > Place
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Name
GloPAC office
Street
378 Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University
City
Ithaca
State/Province
New York
Zipcode
14853
Place notes
Central office of the Global Performing Arts Consortium and its Director, Karen Brazell. Houses many of the digital files for objects on GloPAD.
url
http://www.glopac.org
Digital Object > Location of digital object > Date
*/d_digdoc/r_digdoc_place/d_place.opendateid 1025521
Date place opened
1995
Digital Object > Location of digital object > Date
*/d_digdoc/r_digdoc_place/d_place.closedateid 1025522
Date place closed
Unknown
Digital Object > Location of digital object > Place Alternate Name
*/d_digdoc/r_digdoc_place/r_place_altname 1862
Also known as
378 Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University
Digital Object > Location of digital object > Country
*/d_digdoc/r_digdoc_place/r_place_country 22
Country(s)
United States