Piece

作品名 [黒塚] Kurozuka
作品別名 [安達原 (観世流)] Adachigahara (Kanze School) ([流の名称/演目] Title for other schools of performance) ,
[黒塚] Kurotsuka ** ([音写] Transliteration)
作品創作日 [室町時代] Muromachi
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 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
備考 [観世は『安達原』(あだちがはら)と称する]

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).
作品サイテーション・掲載元 Nô et Kyôgen

Associated Items

関連プロダクション 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