Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 1000343
Piece Title
Orochi
Plot Summary
Susanoô no Mikoto comes to the land of Izumo. He encounters an old couple who are crying with their daughter. They tell him that an eight-headed serpent has come to devour one of their daughters every year. Now they have only one daughter left and the serpent is coming soon. Susanoô offers to kill the serpent if the couple will let him marry the daughter. The couple agrees, and Susanoô gets to work: he turns the princess into a comb and constructs eight big vessels filled with poisonous wine. During the mid-play break, the tree spirit appears to retell the story, while all the characters exit the stage. After the tree spirit’s monologue, Susanoô appears with the princess. The serpent appears and drinks the poisonous wine. Susanoô eventually kills the serpent and obtains from its tail a sword called Murakumo no Ken.
Notes
Fifth category demon play. Props: Two platforms: the shite, tsure, and kokata sit on one behind a closed veil; the smaller one is where the serpent sits.
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 1004936
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 855
Alternate Title(s)
Izumototsuka
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 1886
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 192
Structure
Two acts