Piece

作品名 [大蛇] Orochi
作品別名 [出雲十束] Izumototsuka ,
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 Susanoô no Mikoto comes to the land of Izumo. He encounters an old couple who are crying with their daughter. They tell him that an eight-headed serpent has come to devour one of their daughters every year. Now they have only one daughter left and the serpent is coming soon. Susanoô offers to kill the serpent if the couple will let him marry the daughter. The couple agrees, and Susanoô gets to work: he turns the princess into a comb and constructs eight big vessels filled with poisonous wine. During the mid-play break, the tree spirit appears to retell the story, while all the characters exit the stage. After the tree spirit’s monologue, Susanoô appears with the princess. The serpent appears and drinks the poisonous wine. Susanoô eventually kills the serpent and obtains from its tail a sword called Murakumo no Ken.
参考文献 Der Schintoismus in Japanischen Nō-Drama
備考 Fifth category demon play. Props: Two platforms: the shite, tsure, and kokata sit on one behind a closed veil; the smaller one is where the serpent sits.

Associated Items

Components associated with piece 1004758, 1004812, 1004831