Piece

Piece Name Kajiwara Heizō Homare no Ishikiri
Piece Alternate Name Kajiwara Heizo Homare no Ishikiri (Transliteration) ,
Kajiwara Heizou Homare no Ishikiri (Transliteration) ,
Ishikiri Kajiwara (*Popularized title) ,
Nani Tachibana Homare no Ishikiri (*Popularized title)
Creation Date 1730
Creator Hasegawa Senshi Playwright ,
Bunkōdō Playwright
Associated Performing Art(s) Kabuki
Associated Movement jidaimono (historical play)
Language(s) of Creation Japanese
Structure Divisions one act (ichimaku)
Characters in Piece Kajiwara Heizō Kagetoki Kajiwara Heizō Kagetoki
Plot After Yoritomo was routed in Ishibashiyama Battle, Aogaishi Rokurō dayū and his daughter, Kozue visits Ooba Suburō Kagechika to sell a sword. Ooba asked Kajiwara Heizō Kagetoki who happened to be there to identify its quality. Kajiwara guaranteed the quality but he had to try to cut down double-barrelled bodies at Ooba’s brother, Matano Gorō’s suggestion. One of the bodies is a prisoner who is already determined to have a death penalty and the other is Rokurō dayū who offered himself. Since Kajiwara found out that the father and his daughter are the Minamoto clan from the sword inscription, he failed to cut Rokurō dayū on purpose and he confessed that he helped Yoritomo out in Ishibashiyama. Kajiwara guaranteed the quality of the sword by cutting down a stone wash-basin.
Reference(s) Kabuki jiten (103)
Notes Act III of the puppet theatre piece "Miura no Oosuke Koubai Taduna". Only this act is still performed. add puppetry
Piece Published in Kabuki Plays on Stage Volume 1: Brilliance and Bravado, 1697-1766

Associated Items

Performances of the piece 1002987