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Plays DataBase Funa-Benkei (Benkei in a Boat) : Details StoryDataPhotoStory
 


Category The fourth or fifth group noh, zatsunoh (the others); hataraki-mono
Author Kanze Kojirō Nobumitsu
Subject Kanze Kojirō Nobumitsu Subject Although two stories, "Yoshitsune Miyako-ochi no Koto (Yoshitsune Exiled from Kyoto)" and "Sumiyoshi and Daimotsu Ni-kasho Gassen no Koto (Two Fights at Sumiyoshi and Daimotsu)" in the fourth volume of Gikei-ki (Tale of Yoshitsune), give inspiration to this drama, the author freely dramatized the story. Therefore, these two stories cannot be listed as the originals of this noh drama.
Season Autumn or Winter (November)
Scenes maeba (first half of the drama) A fishermen's inn on Daimotsu-no-ura Coast in Settsu region
nochiba (second half of the drama) On the sea off Daimotsu-no-ura Coast
Tsukurimono a boat in front of the waki-za
Characters Mae-shite (first half lead part) Shizuka-gozen (Lady Shizuka)
nochi-shite (second half lead part) The ghost of Taira no Tomomori
Kokata Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Waki (supporting cast) Musashibō Benkei
Waki-tsure (companion of waki) The followers of Yoshitsune
ai-kyogen (interluding cast) Boatman
Masks mae-shite Wakaonna, Fukai, Zō, Ko'omote, etc.
mae-shite Mikazuki, Ayakashi, or Shinkaku
Costumes mae-shite kazura, kazura-obi, karaori in "kinagashi" style, kitsuke /surihaku, and a fan. At the time of monogi, wears shizuka-eboshi (eboshi headdress for Shizuka-gozen).
nochi-shite a white headband, long black wig, kuwagata (a type of headdress, which look like a pair of horn), awase-happi (lined happi-style kimono), kitsuke /atsuita-karaori, hangire (a type of hakama), koshi-obi, a regular sword. and holding a long-handled sword.
Kokata gold kazaori-eboshi (eboshi style headdress), chōken, kitsuke / nuihaku, white ōkuchi, koshi-obi and a fan. Later, wearing a sword, nashi-uchieboshi (eboshistyle headdress for warriors), a white headband, sobatsugi (similar to a lined happistyle kimono but no sleeve), and kitsuke/atsuita.
Waki tokin, suzukake, striped mizugoromo, kitsuke/ atsuita, white ōkuchi, koshi-obi, a small sword, a fan, and a Buddhist prayer beads.
waki-tsure nashi-uchieboshi, a white headband, sobatsugi, kitsuke/atsuita, white ōkuchi, koshi-obi, a small sword, and a fan.
Number of scenes two
Length 1 hour and 25 minutes

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