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Plays DataBase Tsuchigumo (Ground Spider) : Details StoryDataPhotoStory
 


Category the fifth group of noh; kirinoh-mono; hataraki-mono
Author Unknown
Subject Yatai-bon, Heike-monogatari (Tale of the Heike) "Tsurugi no Maki (Story of a Sword)"
Season Autumn (July)
Scenes maeba (first half of the drama) Sickbed of Minamoto no Raikō in Kyoto, between daytime and late night.
nochiba (second half of the drama) An old mound in the outskirts of Kyoto; the nest of the ground spider
Tsukurimono maeba an ichijō-dai (a wooden frame 6 feet in length, 3 feet 4 inches in width, and 8 inches in height, covered with gorgeous cloth) at the waki-za.
nochiba a mound in front of small and large hand drums.
Characters Mae-shite (first half lead part) Monk (no mask)
nochi-shite (second half lead part) The spirit of ground spider
mae-tsure (first half companion of shite) Minamoto no Raikō
mae-tsure Kochō
mae-tsure A warrior of Raikō
mae-waki (first half supporting cast) A warrior of Raikō (Hitorimusha)
nochi-waki (second half supporting cast) Hitorimusha
ai-kyogen (interluding cast) A follower of Hitorimusha
Masks nochi-shite Shikami.
mae-tsure a mask for tsure, such as Ko'omote
Costumes mae-shite shamon-bōshi (a hood for high-class monks), mizugoromo, kitsuke /atsuita, white ōkuchi〉, koshi-obi, and Buddhist prayer beads
nochi-shite a headband with color, long red wig, awase-happi (lined happi-style kimono), kitsuke /atsuita, hangiri (a type of hakama), koshi-obi, and a stick for beating
tsure: Raikō black kazaori-eboshi (eboshi-style headdress), chōken, kitsuke / atsuita, white ōkuchi, koshi-obi, and a fan
tsure: Kochō kazura, kazura-obi, karaori in kinagashi style, kitsuke/ surihaku, and a fan
mae-waki samurai-eboshi, kake-hitatare (tops of hitatare style kimono for warriors), kitsuke/atsuita, white ōkuchi, koshi-obi, a small sword, and a fan
nochi-waki a white headband, sobatsugi, kitsuke/atsuita a white ōkuchi, koshi-obi, and a sword
waki-tsure the same as nochi-waki
tomo tops and bottoms of suō (unlined hemp kimono for warrior's daily wear), kitsuke / noshime without patterns, a small sword, a fan, and a regular sword
Number of scenes two
Length 1 hour

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