Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 1000118
Piece Title
Momijigari
Plot Summary
The shite, a noble woman, enters with her attendants to admire the gorgeous autumn colors. While they are settling in to view the maple leaves, Koremochi enters with his entourage. The noble woman invites Koremochi to join their party. Koremochi initially declines, and he eventually gets very drunk. As night approaches the noble woman and her attendants disappear. The Hachiman deity enters with a sword. He is here to alert Koremochi of the impending dancer. The Hachiman deity also reveals that Koremochi’s real intention in coming to the mountain is to exorcise a demon. Meanwhile, the demon has disguised itself as a beautiful woman in order to kill Koremochi. The deity finds Koremochi, warns him, and gives him the sword he has brought. Koremochi wakes up the moment the demon reappears in its fearsome ghost form. They have a ferocious battle, and Koremochi finally kills the demon.
Notes
Fifth category demon play. Props: A platform on which a veiled structure stands and from which the demon later appears.
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 1005021
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 777
Alternate Title(s)
Koremochi
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 778
Alternate Title(s)
Yogoshōgun
Piece > Function
*/d_piece/r_piece_creator:functionid 143
Function
Playwright
Piece > Language
*/d_piece/r_piece_language 7
Language
Japanese
Piece > Structure of Piece
*/d_piece/r_piece_structure_division 430
Structure
Two acts