Piece

Piece Name Katsuragawa renri no shigarami
Piece Alternate Name The Love of Ohan and Choemon (Translation)
Creation Date 1776
Associated Performing Art(s) Puppetry, Kabuki
Associated Movement sewamono (domestic play)
Language(s) of Creation Japanese
Structure Divisions 4 acts (dan)
Characters in Piece Ohan , Choemon Ohan
Plot Ohan and Chōemon meet at an inn while traveling. They begin an illicit affair which is later discovered by Choemon's wife Okinu and his step-mother Otose, the later of whom plots against him to blame him of the misappropriation of shop money and an heirloom sword. In the end Ohan and Choemon flee together and drown themselves in the Katsura river.

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1977Jul09, Asahi-za, Bunraku, Hirakana seisuiki ,
1976Mar19, Kokuritsu shōgekijō, Bunraku, Sonezaki shinju ,
1977Jul09, Asahi-za, Katsuragawa renri no shigarami
Performances of the piece 1006554, 1006555
Representations of characters from piece 1004281
Components associated with piece 1004281, 1004354