Piece Name Dannoura kabuto gunki
Piece Alternate Name Battle of Dannoura, The (Translation) ,
Akoya (Title for individual scene or act of piece)
Creation Date 1732
Creator Bunkōdō Playwright ,
Hasegawa Senshi Playwright
Associated Performing Art(s) Puppetry
Associated Movement jidaimono (historical play)
Language(s) of Creation Japanese
Structure Divisions One act only performed: Akoya
Plot The Genji clan leaders Shigetada and Munetsura call Akoya, a courtesan intimate with Kagekiyo, to the court to force her to reveal Kagekiyo's whereabouts. Shigetada orders Akoya to play the koto, shamisen, and kokyu, reasoning that if she can play the instruments without fault her conscious must be untroubled. Akoya, knowing her lover's saftey depends on her composure, steels herself and plays superbly.

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1978Feb11, Kokuritsu shōgekijō, Bunraku, Sugawara denju tenarai kagami
Performances of the piece 1004303, 1004338, 1004378, 1006590, 1006591, 1006592, 1006593