Piece

Nom de la Pièce Ashiya dōman ōuchi kagami
Autre Nom de la Pièce A Courtly Mirror of Ashiya Dōman ([Traduction] Translation) ,
Ashiya doman ouchi kagami ([Translittération] Transliteration) ,
Ashiya douman oouchi kagami ([Translittération] Transliteration) ,
Kuzu no ha ([Titre de chaque scène de la pièce ou de l`acte] Title for individual scene or act of piece) ,
Lady Kuzunoha ([Titre de chaque scène de la pièce ou de l`acte] Title for individual scene or act of piece) ,
Kuzu no ha kowakare ([Titre de chaque scène de la pièce ou de l`acte] Title for individual scene or act of piece)
Date de Création [1734 - 1734] 1734 - 1734
Créateur Takeda Izumo [Dramaturge] Playwright
Arts du Spectacle Associés Kabuki, Puppetry
Mouvement Associé jidaimono (historical play)
Langues de Création [Japonais] Japanese
Divisions de la Structure five acts (dan)
Personnages dans la Pièce Abe no Yasuna , Ashiya Michitaru , Kuzu no ha (white fox) , Dōshimaru , Lady Kuzu no ha Abe no Yasuna
Intrigue 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.
Source(s) Kabuki jiten (p.26)
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."
Texte Publié dans Kabuki Plays on Stage Volume 1: Brilliance and Bravado, 1697-1766

Associated Items

Productions Associées 1976May15, Kokuritsu shōgekijō, Ashiya dōman ōuchi kagami
Performances of the piece 1006530