Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 1000809
Piece Title
Ashiya dōman ōuchi kagami
Plot Summary
The conflict between Abe no Yasuna and Ashiya Michitaru about the sacred book of Yin and Yang, “Kin’u Gyokuto Shu.” Abe no Yasuna who lived in Abeno, Settsu no Kuni, saved a white fox that was chased by hunters in the forest of Shinoda in Izumi no Kuni. Yasuna got hurt on his saving the fox and then the fox turned into the form of Yasuna’s fiancée, Princess Kuzu no ha and took care of him. They got married and had a son called Doshimaru. However when Doshimaru was 5 years old, they found out the true identity of Kuzu no ha. She went back to the forest of Shinoda, leaving the poem behind. Yasuna and Doshimaru follow her to the forest. It is said that Doshimaru is Abe no Seimei.
Notes
Jidai mono. It developed out of the traditional literature, "Shinoda duma." It was first performed as a puppet play at Takemoto Theatre in Osaka in October, 1734.  First performed as Kabuki at Nakamura Tomijuro Theatre in Kyoto in February of the following year. Only the fourth act, "Kuzu no ha kowakare" is usually performed and is known as "Kuzu no ha."
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 1028827
Date piece created
1734 - 1734
Piece > Associated Movement
*/d_piece/d_piece.associatedmovementid 12
Associated Movement(s)
jidaimono (historical play)
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 1063
Alternate Title(s)
A Courtly Mirror of Ashiya Dōman
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 1149
Alternate Title(s)
Kuzu no ha
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 1150
Alternate Title(s)
Lady Kuzunoha
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 1144
Alternate Title(s)
Ashiya doman ouchi kagami
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 1145
Alternate Title(s)
Ashiya douman oouchi kagami
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 1152
Alternate Title(s)
Kuzu no ha kowakare
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 810
Character(s)
Abe no Yasuna
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 811
Character(s)
Dōshimaru
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 812
Character(s)
Ashiya Michitaru
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 813
Character(s)
Lady Kuzu no ha
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 814
Character(s)
Kuzu no ha (white fox)
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 849
Structure
five acts (dan)