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作品名 [胡蝶] Kochō
作品別名 Kochoo* ([音写] Transliteration) ,
Kochou* ([音写] Transliteration) ,
Kocho ([音写] Transliteration)
作品創作日 [室町時代] Muromachi
創作者・作家 [観世信光] Kanze Nobumitsu [劇作者] Playwright
関連舞台芸術 [能] Noh
関連運動 [現行謡曲] currently performed noh
創作の言語 [日本語] Japanese
作品構成部分 Two acts
あらすじ 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.
備考 *Alternative Romaji (Roman characters) spelling.
作品サイテーション・掲載元 The Noh Volume III: Woman Noh. Book 1,
Nôgaku: Japanese Nô Plays,
Vierundzwanzig Nô-Spiele

Associated Items

Components associated with piece 1005051, 1005052