Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 1000323
Piece Title
Kōtei
Plot Summary
The court official announces that Yôkihi, Emperor Gensô’s favorite consort, has suddenly fallen ill. (Yôkihi sits behind a veiled platform, which is revealed when Emperor Gensô sits down.) While the Emperor is lamenting over Yôkihi’s sufferings, an old man suddenly appears from nowhere. He claims himself to be Shôki who has come to repay the past kindness that he received from one of Gensô’s ancestors. He then gives the emperor a magic mirror with which to capture the demon who is causing Yôkihi’s illness. Gensô sports the illness demon with the help of the mirror, although he fails to kill it. In the second part the old man Shôki arrives at the palace in his official outfit riding a horse. He successfully slaughters the illness demon, and Yôkihi recovers immediately. Before disappearing, Shôki requests to become the guardian deity of both the emperor and Yôkihi.
Notes
*Alternative Romaji (Roman characters) spelling. Fifth category demon play, also present play (genzai noh). Props: A larger platform representing the palace, on which a smaller platform is placed to represent Yôkihi’s sickbed.
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 1004863
Date piece created
Muromachi
Piece > Piece > Era
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid/d_date.eraid 17
Era
Muromachi
Piece > Associated Movement
*/d_piece/d_piece.associatedmovementid 14
Associated Movement(s)
currently performed noh
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 333
Alternate Title(s)
Mei/Myō/Min'ōkyō
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 501
Alternate Title(s)
Kôtei*
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 892
Alternate Title(s)
Onōyōkihi
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 1884
Alternate Title(s)
Kotei
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 541
Structure
Two acts