Piece

Piece Name Kanjinchō
Piece Alternate Name Subscription List, The (Translation) ,
Kanjincho (Transliteration)
Creation Date 1840
Creator Brandon, James R. Translator ,
Namiki Gohei Playwright
Associated Performing Art(s) Puppetry, Kabuki
Associated Movement jidaimono (historical play)
Language(s) of Creation Japanese
Structure Divisions One act.
Characters in Piece Yoshitsune , Benkei (Military personnel) Yoshitsune
Plot Yoshitsune Minamoto and his retainer Benkei disguise themselves as travelling priests in order to pass through the barrier at Ataka set up to catch them. Benkei must beat his master Yoshitsune who is disguised as his porter.
Notes The Bunraku puppet theatre adaptation of this kabuki play was first staged in 1895 in Osaka.

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1981Apr24, Kennedy Theatre, Kanjinchō ,
2000Jan02, Shimbashi embujō, Kanjinchō ,
1978Dec, Kanjinchō
Performances of the piece 1006845, 1004619, 1004397
Representations of characters from piece 1001783, 1004169, 1005522, 1005647, 1005650, 1005660