Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 1000725
Piece Title
Shinju ten no amijima
Plot Summary
Koharu, a courtesan of the Kinokuniya tea house, and Jihei, a paper merchant, have pledged their love to one another. Various people, including Jihei's older brother Magoemon, a rival Tahei, and Jihei's wife Osan try to get the two to break off their affair but their strategies fail. In the end Jihei and Koharu elude their watchers and slip away to the Daichoji Temple at Amijima where they plan to die together.
Notes
First performed at the Takemotoza Theatre in Osaka in December 1720.
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 1018181
Date piece created
December 1720
Piece > Associated Movement
*/d_piece/d_piece.associatedmovementid 13
Associated Movement(s)
sewamono (domestic play)
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 939
Alternate Title(s)
The Love Suicide at Amijima
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 711
Character(s)
Koharu
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 712
Character(s)
Jihei
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 737
Structure
Three acts: Kitanoshinchi Kawasho, Kamiya uchi, and Yamatoya