Piece

Piece Name Heike nyogo no shima
Piece Alternate Name Shunkan (*Popularized title)
Creation Date 1719
Creator Chikamatsu Monzaemon Playwright
Associated Performing Art(s) Puppetry
Associated Movement jidaimono (historical play)
Language(s) of Creation Japanese
Structure Divisions One scene: Kikaigashima (Devil's Island)
Characters in Piece Naritsune , Yasuyori , Shunkan Sōzo , dup Chidori Naritsune
Plot 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.
Reference(s) Traditional Japanese Theater: An Anthology of Plays (418-441) ,
The Art of Kabuki: Five Famous Plays (161-204)
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)

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1978Jan02, Asahi-za, Bunraku, Heike nyogo no shima ,
1984Dec11, Kokuritsu shōgekijō, Bunraku, Heike nyogo no shima ,
1977Aug05, Sapporo kyoiku bunka kaikan, Bunraku, Heike nyogo no shima
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Representations of characters from piece 1005617, 1005616, 1004371, 1005987, 1005988, 1005879, 1005986, 1005619, 1005990, 1006874
Components associated with piece 1004371, 1005812, 1005982, 1005983, 1005984, 1005985, 1005986, 1005987, 1005988, 1005989, 1005990, 1005991, 1005616, 1005617, 1005619, 1005618, 1005621, 1005620, 1006833, 1006874, 1006874