Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 1000731
Piece Title
Sugawara denju tenarai kagami
Plot Summary
The Minister of the Right, Michizane, tries to defend the proper heir to the throne, Prince Tokiyo, against the plots of the Minister of the Left, Shihei. Shihei manages to have Michizane exiled and the three brothers Matsuomaru, Sakuramaru, and Umeomaru are divided in their loyalties to their masters. In the climatic Terakoya scene, Matsuomaru ends his loyalty to Shihei and substitutes his own son Kotaro for Michizane's son Kanshusai when Shihei orders Michizane's son to be found and killed.
Notes
Scenes translated in The Art of Kabuki: Pulling the Carriage Apart/Kuruma Biki (p.86) The Village School/Terakoya (p.100)
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 1018494
Date piece created
1746
Piece > Associated Movement
*/d_piece/d_piece.associatedmovementid 12
Associated Movement(s)
jidaimono (historical play)
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 940
Alternate Title(s)
Terakoya
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 1586
Alternate Title(s)
Sugawara's secrets of calligraphy
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 639
Character(s)
Michizane
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 640
Character(s)
Shihei
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 641
Character(s)
Prince Tokiyo
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 642
Character(s)
Umeomaru
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 643
Character(s)
Sakuramaru
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 644
Character(s)
Matsuomaru
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 645
Character(s)
Genzo
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 646
Character(s)
Tonami
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 647
Character(s)
Chiyo
Piece > Function
*/d_piece/r_piece_creator:functionid 143
Function
Playwright
Piece > Function
*/d_piece/r_piece_creator:functionid 143
Function
Playwright
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 742
Structure
18 acts (dan)