Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 1000219
Piece Title
Kuse no to
Plot Summary
The Minister is on his way to pay homage to Kusenotô, a sacred spot in the land of Tango. There he meets two fishermen who tell him about the legend of the place. This is where the deity Hohonomi no Mikoto invited Monjû Buddha from India to descend to bless the land, and also where he returned to after visiting the Dragon Palace. The three sing praises of the deities and their blessings to the land. When the Minister asks the old fisherman his name, the fisherman answers that he is the deity serving Monjû Buddha and promises to return later with the heavenly lantern. The kyôgen, the guardian deity of the gate of Kusenotô, appears and introduces the place. After his monologue, a female deity and the Dragon King appear, each holding a heavenly lantern. They perform a dance and then disappear into the sea.
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 1004943
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 816
Alternate Title(s)
Kusenoto
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 817
Alternate Title(s)
Kuse Gate, The
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 818
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 819
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 222
Structure
Two acts