Piece

Piece Name Sonezaki shinjū
Piece Alternate Name Love suicides at Sonezaki (Translation) ,
Ikutama jinja keidai (Title for individual scene or act of piece) ,
Kita shinchi temmaya (Title for individual scene or act of piece) ,
Tenjin no mori (Title for individual scene or act of piece) ,
Sonezaki shinju (Transliteration) ,
Sonesaki shinjyu (Transliteration)
Creation Date 1703
Creator Chikamatsu Monzaemon Playwright
Associated Performing Art(s) Puppetry, Kabuki
Associated Movement sewamono (domestic play)
Language(s) of Creation Japanese
Structure Divisions One act, three scenes
Characters in Piece Ohatsu , Tokubei , Kuheiji Ohatsu
Plot Tokubei, a clerk in a local Osaka store, is prepared to ransom his love, Ohatsu, from her courtesan life in the Temmaya house. However Tokubei is tricked out of his money and then faces persecution by his uncle. Ohatsu shares Tokubei's downfall and agrees to go off to commit double suicide.
Piece Published in Major Plays of Chikamatsu(39-56)

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1984Feb18, Kokuritsu shougekijou, Bunraku, Shinju ten no amijima ,
1976Mar19, Kokuritsu shōgekijō, Bunraku, Sonezaki shinju ,
1981Feb14, Kokuritsu shōgekijō, Bunraku, Sonezaki shinju ,
1978Jul07, Asahi-za, Bunraku, Natsumatsuri naniwa kagami ,
1976May, Sonezaki shinju ,
1971Sep12, Kokuritsu shōgekijō, Bunraku, Sonezaki shinju
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Representations of characters from piece 1004385, 1005632, 1005633, 1005634, 1005635, 1005636, 1005637
Components associated with piece 1004385, 1005632, 1005634, 1005633, 1005635, 1005637, 1005636, 1006834, 1005751, 1005750, 1005749