Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 1000200
Piece Title
Funa Benkei
Plot Summary
Minamoto Yoshitsune (kokata) and his followers are waiting for the ship at the shore of Daimotsu. Before they depart, Benkei advises Yoshitsune to leave his consort, Shizuka, behind because it is inconvenient to bring along a woman. Yoshitsune obliges. Shizuka bids farewell by presenting Yoshitsune with an elegant dance. After Shizuka leaves, Benkei has an interesting exchange with the boatman on the weather and their crossing. When the party is in the middle of the river, the spirit of Tomomori appears. He has come to revenge his family’s defeat and attempts to drown Yoshitsune. Benkei saves the party by chanting rosary and finally pacifies the spirit.
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 1004948
Date piece created
Muromachi
Piece > Piece > Era
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid/d_date.eraid 17
Era
Muromachi
Piece > Associated Movement
*/d_piece/d_piece.associatedmovementid 14
Associated Movement(s)
currently performed noh
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 815
Alternate Title(s)
Funabenkei
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 496
Structure
Two acts