Piece

作品名称 Orochi
作品的其他名称 Izumototsuka ,
作品创作日期 [日本室町时代] Muromachi
作品创作者 Kanze Nobumitsu Playwright
作品的相关表演艺术 [能] Noh
作品的相关形体动作 currently performed noh
创作语言 [日语,日文] Japanese
构造分类 Two acts
剧情 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.
参考资料 Der Schintoismus in Japanischen Nō-Drama
附注 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