Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 1000806
Piece Title
Kotobuki Soga no Taimen
Plot Summary
Kudo Suketsune is an enemy of the Soga brothers, Juro and Goro, whose father, Kawadu Saburo, was killed by him. It happens that Kudo is ordered by Yoritomo Minamoto to lead a hunting expedition at the foot of Mt. Fuji. All manner of people come to Kudo's house to congratulate him. Spotting an opportunity, Asahina Saburo, who is in service to Kudo, but sympathetic to the Soga brothers' desire for revenge, manages for the Soga brothers to meet Kudo. Kudo arrogantly promises them the opportunity for their revenge after the hunting expedition, giving them passes for the hunting field.
Notes
One-act period piece (Jidaimono). It was first performed at Nakamura Za in Edo in January, 1676. Kawatake Mokuami developed the style in Meiji. It is also called "Kichirei kotobuki no soga." 
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 1028824
Date piece created
Unknown
Piece > Associated Movement
*/d_piece/d_piece.associatedmovementid 12
Associated Movement(s)
jidaimono (historical play)
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 1059
Alternate Title(s)
Kotobukisoga no Taimen
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 1060
Alternate Title(s)
The Felicitous Soga Encounter
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 1134
Alternate Title(s)
Taimen
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 1135
Alternate Title(s)
Soga no Taimen
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 238
Character(s)
Yawata no Saburo
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 795
Character(s)
Kudō Suketsune
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 204
Character(s)
Soga no Jūro Sukenari
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 820
Character(s)
Oniō Shinzaemon
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 821
Character(s)
Ōmi Kotōta
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 819
Character(s)
Asahina Saburō (Kobayashi Asahina)
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 203
Character(s)
Soga no Gorō Tokimune
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 818
Character(s)
Ōiso no tora
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 845
Structure
one act (ichimaku)