Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 1000104
Piece Title
Kurozuka
Plot Summary
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
Notes
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).
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 1005034
Date piece created
Muromachi
Piece > Piece > Era
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid/d_date.eraid 17
Era
Muromachi
Piece > Associated Movement
*/d_piece/d_piece.associatedmovementid 14
Associated Movement(s)
currently performed noh
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 217
Alternate Title(s)
Adachigahara (Kanze School)
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 499
Alternate Title(s)
Kurotsuka **
Piece > Language
*/d_piece/r_piece_language 7
Language
Japanese
Piece > Structure of Piece
*/d_piece/r_piece_structure_division 167
Structure
Two acts