Piece

Nom de la Pièce Kurozuka
Autre Nom de la Pièce Adachigahara (Kanze School) ([Titre pour les autres écoles de la représentation] Title for other schools of performance) ,
Kurotsuka ** ([Translittération] Transliteration)
Date de Création Muromachi
Arts du Spectacle Associés Noh
Mouvement Associé currently performed noh
Langues de Création [Japonais] Japanese
Divisions de la Structure Two acts
Intrigue On a pilgrimage from his monastery in Nachi, the Holy Teacher Yūkei 祐慶 (waki) arrives at Adachigahara in Michinoku (northern Japan). He comes to the dwelling of an old woman (shite). She agrees to give him lodging for the night. As she leaves to get firewood, she warns him not to look inside a certain room (neya 閨). The prohibition is broken by one of Yūkei's companions. When the monk (tsure) peeps in, he discovers it full of foul smelling corpses. She returns in her real form, a female demon, kijo 鬼女. Yūkei's prayers vanquish her.
M. Watson
Notes The Kanze school uses the alternate name Adachigahara.
The piece is based on a poem in the Shuishū, the third imperial anthology by Taira no Kanemori 平兼盛.
**Alternative reading of the Kanji (Chinese characters).
Texte Publié dans Nô et Kyôgen

Associated Items

Productions Associées Not Specified ,
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1989Sep06, Metropolitan Opera House (New York), Yoshitsune senbon zakura
Performances of the piece 1000004, 1000737
Components associated with piece 1004765, 1004814, 1004913, 1005062, 1002509, 1005692, 1000004, 1000737