Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 1000093
Piece Title
Kochō
Plot Summary
A traveling priest from Mt. Yoshino visits Kyoto, the capital. At an ancient palace he spots extremely beautiful plum blossoms. While he is admiring the beautiful blossoms, a woman approaches him and describes to him events in the past that took place at the palace. She then reveals that she is the spirit of a butterfly who wants to attain enlightenment so she can flit freely among the plum blossoms. A villager, the ai-kyôgen, appears and reaffirms the woman’s identity, the glorious past history of the palace, and the extraordinary beauty of the plum blossoms. In part two the butterfly manages to attain enlightenment thanks to the prayer of the priest. She performs a dance to celebrate her new identity and changes into the Bodhisattva of Song and Dance before disappearing.
Notes
*Alternative Romaji (Roman characters) spelling.
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 1005043
Date piece created
Muromachi
Piece > Piece > Era
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid/d_date.eraid 17
Era
Muromachi
Piece > Associated Movement
*/d_piece/d_piece.associatedmovementid 14
Associated Movement(s)
currently performed noh
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 312
Alternate Title(s)
Kochoo*
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 495
Alternate Title(s)
Kochou*
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 601
Alternate Title(s)
Kocho
Piece > Function
*/d_piece/r_piece_creator:functionid 143
Function
Playwright
Piece > Language
*/d_piece/r_piece_language 7
Language
Japanese
Piece > Structure of Piece
*/d_piece/r_piece_structure_division 415
Structure
Two acts