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「花 筐」 HanaGatami

Prince Otsuka, who in the village of Echizen Ami Mano, will succeed Emperor Buretsu and become the throne, when he went up to the city, he used to send a messenger(Wakitsure) with love in front of the Teruhi and along with the sentence(letter), he gave a keepsake of HanaGatami. Teruhi(Shite)worshiped and read the sentence, and was delighted with his coronation and deeply regretted his remnants. (coming middle) The prince, who became the emperor Keitai on the throne, pulled the officials and went to a feast of autumn leaves one day. One the other hand, Teruhi(Later Shite) who was disturbed the prince, left his hometown with a maid(Tsure) in love with the city where the emperor was living (Tamaho of Yamato).
The official (Waki) who accepts the head of Miyuki, treated it roughly because an unsightly mad woman came but the maid who staggered and dropped the basket said “emperor’s keepsake was shot down”. It’s an act of punishment and the officials should be called madness. The mad women stepped on the ground and scolded the officials.
When the emperor (child) in the litter worshiped the mad woman, he called her and made the mad woman crazy. During the madness song, Han Wudi mourns Mrs.Lee and the song seems to appeal for the feeling one after the other.
In the meantime, the emperor was noticed by the flower basket of his memories, he thought that in this way from a chance encounter, Teruhi was added to the companion of the return.

It is a Noh that was inspired by an ancient legend and made into a love story. It is a typical composition of the mad woman’s Noh, “separation-madness-journey-crazy dance-reunion-happy end”, but as a song pattern, it is also treated as a moist third thing, and a woman who devotes her love to the emperor. The elegance and taste of this is brewed.
Standing quietly, reading a letter in front of the sun, traveling to the city in front of the sun and a samurai chanting song, a dance of Kakeri in love, going to the emperor’s procession and hitting a flower basket the crazy dance before the sun that was dropped and mourned, the dance before the sun that shows the tragic love between them. Kuse on the habit of Tsuyogin, and the day before the reunion with the emperor the sunny and sunny behavior of the maiden … In each part, distinctive songs, actions, and dances are arranged in a well-crafted production, and the scene full of ancient poetry is softly depicted. You will be able to enjoy each of them.

「班 女」 Honjo

Hanago, the prostitute of Mino’s Nagami no Yado, this spring he signed with Maj.Gen. Yoshida, who stopped by on the way down to Togoku, and since she just look at the fan of the keepsake that was exchanged as a long time, and do not even go out to other tatami rooms. That is why it is having of nicknamed the Honjo (in the autumn, be threw away like a fan, Han’s emperor Cheng’s princess寵姫 (Chouki) and Group 班(han)of婕舒Shouyou. The head of the inn (Ai) couldn’t stand it and kicked it out. (coming middle)
It’s time in autumn of that year. Although the Major general stopped by Nogami on his way back to the capital, there for Hanako is missing, so she was forced to return. Then one day, she visited Shimogamo Shrine in Tadasu no Mori.
As “maybe you look like the grass that comes out of the snow in Kasugano, Hanako(later Shite) who receives no news from the Major General and was disturbed by her lover, goes up to the capital while holding her hands at the shrine.
”I’m still in love with my name, but I’m just thinking about you secretly”(Kakeri)v If you fall deeply in love, you may become a grudge and a bitter. While remembering various old tales between men and women, the mad woman wanders, and she is just waiting for the appearance of the Major General.
And she misses with the opening of the fan (Nakano dance).”It’s just keepsake and now she has a chance to forget about it”, and the mad woman is coming and in front of the Shrine.
The Major General looked at the mad woman and asked her to “show me the fan” but she didn’t show it. So, she showed herself, it was Hanako Fan, which was exchanged correctly half a year ago.

It is a play full of romantic atmosphere that depicts the unwavering love of the prostitute Hanako in a fan. Throughout the whole story, the songs with delicate emotions, the dances that express crazy love, and the many works are studded, which is really impressive. It doesn’t require any special technique like a show, and although it is not so heavy, it can be said that it is a deep song that requires expressiveness.
Unlike other mad women who have the theme of farewell to children and couples, the sadness, loneliness, purity of being unable to meet a lover far away, and the joy of meeting again at the end, various kinds of emotion in love are drawn. It’s a song that is very popular with women, perhaps because it resonates with them.
The title of the song, “Hanjo,” is taken from a Chinese story about a fan as the nickname of the main character, and deepens the story. One of the highlights is that the fan with elaborate design shows its presence and shows a remarkable effect.
In Kyogen, there is a work called “Hanago” that seems to be related to the Hanjo play, and from there it is also expanded to Kabuki.

「百 萬」 HyakuMan

A man from Yoshino took a child to visit Saga’Dainenbutsu_big Buddha statue. This child was previously picked up near Nara Saidaiji temple. At Seiryoji, there is a funny woman as crazy Hyakuman, she while chanting and dancing Nenbutsu_prayer to the Buddha, she prays in front of the Buddha for a reunion with her child who mourned and died.  The woman disturbed her black hair, went crazy with her terrible appearance and sought out her child in the crowd.
Suddenly the little child shouted “That is my mom.” the man asks the mad woman and makes her meet the child. When she finds out that the child who was taken by a village person is her son, she is thankful for the power of Buddha and she returns to the capital of Nara.

“Hyakuman” is a popular and frequently performed song of a mad girl who farewells her child. Zeami adapted the song “Saga Monogatari” based on Kan’ami. There is a tradition that the main character, Haykuman person, who is also the title of the song, actually existed as a dancer of Kusemai.
Seiryoji Temple in Sagano, which is the stage, was originally located at the location of the mountain lodge of Minamoto no Toru. A temple called Qixia Temple was built there. A monk named Chounen, who trained in China during the Song dynasty, aspired to build a temple to enshrine the image of the Buddha statue, which was originally created during the Buddha’s life in India, and was later settled by his disciples. It was erected as Godaiyama Qixia Temple in the temple grounds. At Seiryoji Temple, Yuzu Nembutsu became popular during the Kamakura period, and Dainenbutsu(big prayer to the Buddha) events began to take place. It is said that the founder of Dainenbutsu is reunited with his mother, who was separated by the law of Shason. In addition, the silent masque “Saga Dai Nembutsu Kyogen”, which was started as a measure to spread Nembutsu, is still performed several times a year.
The story of “Hyakuman” developed under such a background has the theme of a dramatic reunion of a separated mother and child, but it has a strong character of so-called performing arts, showing abundant performing arts of Hakuman’s dance masters. It’s a strong song. From the place where a Hakuman appear and chanting Nembutsu, to “Car Nodan”, “Sasanodan”, “Iroe”, “Peculiarity”, “Tachimakiri / Kakeri / Iroe”, there are plenty of things to listen to and dance. It is connected to.
Please enjoy the many Noh performances that unfold in the scenery of Sagano in the spring colored by cherry blossoms.

「富士太鼓」Fuji Daiko

At the time of Hagiwara-in(The Hanzazono emperor), a seven-day string was held inside and outside, Asama of Tennoji an a Fuji of Sumiyoshi were both good drummers_Daiko and wanted to play the role of each other. For this reason, Asama just killed Fuji. Fuji’s wife (Shite) had an ominous dream, so she took her daughter (children) and tried asking her husband. Then, the official (Waki) informed her of the matter and gave her a keepsake costume. Because she was given the keepsake so undoubtedly Fuji’s wife mourns him.
The wife, who was so sad and wore a keepsake of her husband, smashed the big drum_daiko as it was her husband’s enemy. Even her daughter who is surprised, is taught that it is her father’s enemy, she also hits it. As perhaps the spirit of her husband is nonresident, the frenzied wife pushes her daughter away and beats the drum continuously.
If it was thought of the plectrum in her hand as a sword, the flame of the big drum is just like the flame of intense anger. When the slamming woman is recommended by an official, she plays Togaku’s Goshoraku, then in the hope of the longevity of the prince’s life, she will also play Chiakiraku, and hope for the people will prosper and the world will be at peace, she plays Taiheiraku. To continue, she plays as the King Raryoou who was invited the day to come. When she hits the drum, her heart’s content and her resentment clean up. When she thought that let’s make some free time, after she takes off the aconite and dance costume, she comes back home.
And when she looks back, this drum is a nostalgic keepsake of her late husband.

The separation of the couple and the parent and child is at the bottom of the story, and the tragic element of murder born from the conflict between the musicians is added to create a unique taste.
Neither Fuji (the murdered peson) nor Asama (the murderer), who are the parties to the murder, appear as characters, and the story itself is not drawn, and the story is plainly drawn as a later story. The main character is Fuji’s wife. She does not try to anger or resent the actual musician Asama. She just regrets not being able to stop her husband’s actions. However, the grudge against the unreasonable bereavement has nowhere to go, and it is turned to the drum. She tries to get rid of her resentment by letting her daughter beat the drum, but the resentment does not clear, and it seems that the ghost of Fuji has possessed it, so his wife still beats the drum. Whether or not he actually possessed it, such hints emphasize the depth of resentment.
This intense resentment scene is depicted with a strange horror by the unique tempo, the rhythmic song, and the slow and sharp dance of the wife wearing her husband’s keepsake, and the viewer’s heart is rushed. Ripples. Eventually, their resentment clears up, but the appearance of his wife staring at the drum remains an indescribable lingering sound.
From intense emotional upset to quiet sadness and lingering feelings that never give up. You will be able to deeply feel the shadow of the image drawn by Noh.
A similar song is “Umegae,” a dream- illusional Noh that treats Fuji’s wife as a ghost.

「二人静」Futari Shizuka

Yoshino’s Katsute Myojin picks vegetables from the Natsumi River on the 7th of the New Year every year and offers them to the shrine. Today, women also go out to pick vegetables. This time it is still having snow on the pine needles. When the woman (Tsure) was picking vegetables in a small way, she was suddenly called by someone.
It’s a creepy woman (Shite) who says “I want you to go back Myoujin and tell the priesthood, write a day’s story for yourself and turn around” and disappears figure with thinking that “If people feel suspicious, then I will be nonresident and give my name for you” (coming middle)

The woman picking vegetables was surprised, returned immediately and took the priest (Waki). And when she said that “It is almost unbelievable but…” the situation changed completely and she was nonresident. She scolded herself “I have trusted you so much why you not trusted me” and her voice is intimidating like another person.
When the priest asked the crazy the woman of picking vegetable, the nonresident was “a person who was abandoned by Yoshitsune in this land (Shizuka Gozen)”, moreover, there is a treasure room of this Shrine, and there is a traditional Shizukano Mai costume, so when she opens it, it was there. The woman wears it (mono-gi) and dances beautifully while singing a memorable song.
Then, one day behind that, there is another woman in exactly the same outfit (later Shite), she also dances in exactly the same way that the woman dances. (Shonomai of Somai). It seems that almost one dance is visible to two people.

The highlight is the elaborate song of the spirit possession of the rape maiden and the delicacy of the two of them.
Noichi Tateide ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ Special production. When the latter shite appears, it is often hung on the floor desk at Hashikake Ichinomatsu, and in the latter half of the stage, it often dances with the bridge.

「船弁慶」 FunaBenkei

At the beginning of Bunji period, because of Minamoto no Yoshitsune dispelled the suspicion of his brother Yorimoto, for the present he fell into the capital and wnt down to Saigoku, and takes Musashibo Benkei below, and just arrived at Daimotsuura Nunigasaki in Settsu.
He calmed down in search of an inn, but it is not desirable for Shizuka Gozen to accompany the party. Benkei told Yoshitsune about it and became a messenger himself and visited the inn of Shizuka. Shizuka, who couldn’t be convinced unless he heard it directly from Yoshitsune, lamented his lord’s misfortune at the sad separation banquet, then he danced with tears while singing ancient poems. (coming middle)
The Ship is ready but the wind is rough. However, Yoshitsune is trying to stay more for one day, this seems to be to spare the farewell to Shizuka. Then, Bunkei pushed the ship out daringly. A large number of the young people are rowing together with the boatman. Then, while the weather changed suddenly and realized that the wind had blown down into Mukoyama, he might see the grudge of the Heike family, which should have been destroyed in the western part of Japan, above the waves.
Inside that, the spirit of the enemy Taira no Tomomori slashes Yoshitsune with a long sword. Yoshitsune responds but since the opponent is a ghost there is no point in fighting.
Bunkei broke and prayed with beads. Evil spirits whose power has weakened after being prayed gradually more away, for a while, it was far away and we could see it swayed by the nearby waves but then it sank into the sea and disappeared.

With the easy-to-understand Noh that everyone knows about Yoshitsune, Benkei, and Shizuka Gozen, the story progresses at a good tempo centered on Benkei.
The shite before and after this song has completely different roles: beautiful shirabyoshi and terrifying grudges. It is woven with a contrast of grace and courage, with a graceful dance in the front and a violent dance with a naginata (like sword) in the back, and the strength and slowness of the singing and hayashi are completely different. It’s a very dramatic song with a lot of variety.
In addition, we will show you how the stage unfolds from the big Ura boat inn to the ocean with only a fake-prop boat. This is the place where Ai’s captain’s arm is shown, and you can see the behavior as if you can see the really raging sea, such as interacting with the armpit while rowing the ship and paddle handling after the storm started.