Piece

作品名 [紅葉狩] Momijigari
作品別名 [惟茂] Koremochi ([前名称] Earlier title) ,
[余五将軍] Yogoshōgun ([前名称] Earlier title)
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 The shite, a noble woman, enters with her attendants to admire the gorgeous autumn colors. While they are settling in to view the maple leaves, Koremochi enters with his entourage. The noble woman invites Koremochi to join their party. Koremochi initially declines, and he eventually gets very drunk. As night approaches the noble woman and her attendants disappear. The Hachiman deity enters with a sword. He is here to alert Koremochi of the impending dancer. The Hachiman deity also reveals that Koremochi’s real intention in coming to the mountain is to exorcise a demon. Meanwhile, the demon has disguised itself as a beautiful woman in order to kill Koremochi. The deity finds Koremochi, warns him, and gives him the sword he has brought. Koremochi wakes up the moment the demon reappears in its fearsome ghost form. They have a ferocious battle, and Koremochi finally kills the demon.
備考 Fifth category demon play. Props: A platform on which a veiled structure stands and from which the demon later appears.
作品サイテーション・掲載元 Japanese Noh Drama Volume III,
Three Japanese Plays from the Traditional Theatre,
Momijigari; La visite aux érables rouges

Associated Items

関連プロダクション Momijigari ,
Performances of the piece 1000819
Components associated with piece 1004808, 1002497