Piece

Piece Name Aoto zōshi hana no nishikie
Piece Alternate Name Benten kozō (*Popularized title) ,
Shiranami gonin otoko (*Popularized title) ,
Benten musume meono shiranami (*Popularized title) ,
Enoshima sodachi neoi no chigokiku (*Popularized title) ,
Benten the Thief (Translation) ,
The Five Bandits (Translation) ,
The Story of Aoto and the Gorgeous Woodblock Print (Translation) ,
Hamamatsuya no ba (Title for individual scene or act of piece) ,
Oto ni kiku benten kozō (*Popularized title)
Creation Date 1862
Creator Kawatake Mokuami Playwright
Associated Performing Art(s) Kabuki
Associated Movement sewamono (domestic play)
Language(s) of Creation Japanese
Characters in Piece Benten Kozō Kikunosuke Benten Kozō Kikunosuke
Reference(s) Kabuki jiten (22)
Notes Shiranami mono It was written by Kawakake Shinshichi II (Kawatake Mokuami.) First performed third month 1862 at Ichimura-za. Scenes translated in The Art of Kabuki: The Hamamatsu-ya Scene/Hamamatsu-ya no ba (p.13) The Mustering Scene/Seizoroi no ba (p.36)
Piece Published in Traditional Japanese Theater: An Anthology of Plays(484-505),
The Art of Kabuki: Five Famous Plays(13, 36)

Associated Items

Associated Productions 2000Jan02, Shimbashi embujō, Kanjinchō ,
2000Jan02, Shimbashi embujō, Benten musume meo no shiranami
Representations of characters from piece 1005568, 1005570
Components associated with piece 1004927, 1004928, 1004929, 1004930, 1004931, 1005726, 1005727, 1005568, 1005570, 1005569, 1005571, 1005572, 1005568