Piece

Piece Name Hirakana seisuiki
Piece Alternate Name The record of rise and fall (Translation) ,
Sakaro (Title for individual scene or act of piece) ,
Hiragana seisuiki ,
Jyōsuiki ,
Jyosuiki
Creation Date 1739
Creator Takeda Izumo Playwright ,
Miyoshi Shōraku Playwright ,
Bunkōdō Playwright ,
Takeda Izumo II Playwright ,
Asada Kakei Playwright
Associated Performing Art(s) Puppetry, Kabuki
Associated Movement jidaimono (historical play)
Language(s) of Creation Japanese
Structure Divisions Five acts (dan): Kajiwara yataka no dan;
Notes Jidaimono. Bunraku and kabuki It was first performed at Takemoto za in Osaka in April, 1739. "Hirakana" means it made "Genpei seisuiki" easy to understand. "Sakaro" is a popularized name used in kabuki that comes from the scene at the end of the third act in which Matsuemon shows his skills at rowing.
Piece Published in Kabuki Plays on Stage Volume 1: Brilliance and Bravado, 1697-1766

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1979Feb10, Kokuritsu shōgekijō, Bunraku, Hirakana seisuiki ,
1977Jul09, Asahi-za, Bunraku, Hirakana seisuiki ,
1976Mar19, Kokuritsu shōgekijō, Bunraku, Sonezaki shinju
Performances of the piece 1004198, 1005803, 1005847, 1005848, 1005849, 1005850, 1005851, 1005852, 1005853, 1005854, 1005855, 1005856, 1005857, 1005858, 1005859, 1005860, 1005861, 1005862, 1005863, 1005864, 1005865, 1005866, 1005867, 1005868, 1006550, 1006551, 1006552
Components associated with piece 1005896, 1005897