Piece Name Honchō nijūshikō
Piece Alternate Name Honcho nijushiko (Transliteration) ,
Japan's Twenty-Four Paragons of Filial Piety (Translation)
Creation Date 1766
Creator Chikamatsu Hanji Playwright
Associated Performing Art(s) Puppetry, Kabuki
Associated Movement jidaimono (historical play)
Language(s) of Creation Japanese
Structure Divisions Sixteen acts
Plot Events around the great rivalry between the Takeda and Uesugi clans in the sixteenth century.
Notes First performed at the Takemotoza Theatre in Osaka in 1766. Play centers around the feud between two warlords, Takeda Shingen and Nagao Kenshin, in the 16th century.
Piece Published in Kabuki Plays on Stage Volume 1: Brilliance and Bravado, 1697-1766(326-352)

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1975Dec13, Kokuritsu shōgekijō, Bunraku, Honchō nijūshikō
Performances of the piece 1004202, 1004324, 1004345, 1004381, 1004384, 1004314
Components associated with piece 1006667, 1006668