Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 1000720
Piece Title
Heike nyogo no shima
Plot Summary
Priest Shunkan and his fellow revolt plotters, Naritsune and Yasuyori, have been exiled to Kikai island. Naritsune has fallen in love with a local woman, Chidori. When pardons come to allow return to the capital, only three will be allowed to return. Shunkan remains so that Naritsune and Chidori may go together.
Notes
First performed in Osaka in 1719, the same year that Chikamatsu wrote the work. Scene translated in The Art of Kabuki: The Scene on Devil's Island/Kikaigashima no ba (p.173)
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 1018174
Date piece created
1719
Piece > Associated Movement
*/d_piece/d_piece.associatedmovementid 12
Associated Movement(s)
jidaimono (historical play)
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 937
Alternate Title(s)
Shunkan
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 670
Character(s)
Naritsune
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 671
Character(s)
Yasuyori
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 669
Character(s)
Shunkan Sōzo
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 672
Character(s)
dup Chidori
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 732
Structure
One scene: Kikaigashima (Devil's Island)