Piece

Nom de la Pièce Kochō
Autre Nom de la Pièce Kochoo* ([Translittération] Transliteration) ,
Kochou* ([Translittération] Transliteration) ,
Kocho ([Translittération] Transliteration)
Date de Création Muromachi
Créateur Kanze Nobumitsu [Dramaturge] Playwright
Arts du Spectacle Associés Noh
Mouvement Associé currently performed noh
Langues de Création [Japonais] Japanese
Divisions de la Structure Two acts
Intrigue 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.
Texte Publié dans The Noh Volume III: Woman Noh. Book 1,
Nôgaku: Japanese Nô Plays,
Vierundzwanzig Nô-Spiele

Associated Items

Components associated with piece 1005051, 1005052