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Plays DataBase Kurama-tengu (Long-nosed Goblin in Kurama) : Details StoryDataPhotoStory
 


Schools All five schools
Category Fifth-group noh, kirinoh-mono, hataraki-mono
Author Unknown (Miyamasu, according to tradition)
Subject It might have originated from “Gikei-ki” or “Heiji Monogatari.” Similar stories are seen in the piece of Kōwaka-mai “Mirai-ki (prophecy)” and old jōruri “Yamanaka Tokiwa”.
Season Spring (March)
Scenes maeba A spring day, in the West Valley of Kurama, with full cherry blossoms.
nochiba Sōjō-ga-tani Valley in Mount Kurama.
Characters Mae-shite (first half lead part) Mountain priest of Sōjō-ga-tani Valley (no mask)
Nochi-shite(second half lead part) Great Tengu of Mount Kurama
Kokata (juvenile noh actor) Shanaō (Ushiwakamaru)
Kokata The other children participating in the cherry-blossom party (several)
Waki (supporting cast) The monk of the East Valley
Waki-tsure (companion of waki) Retainers (a few)
Omo-ai (interluding cast) A temple servant of the West Valley
Ado-ai (interluding cast) Konoha-tengu (menial long-nosed goblins) (two kyogen-kata)
Masks Nochi-shite Ōbeshimi
Ado-ai Tobi, Kentoku, etc.
Costumes Mae-shite tokin (a type of headdress worn by mountain priests or tengu (long-nosed goblins), suzukake (bobbles on the costume of mountain priests), mizugoromo, kitsuke / atsuita, white ōkuchi, koshi-obi, a small sword, a fan, and Buddhist prayer beads.
Nochi-shite kindan-hachimaki (a headband in gold), long red wig, ōtokin (tokin headdress for tengu), awase-kariginu (lined kariginu), kitsuke / atsuita, hangiri, and koshi-obi. Carrying a hauchiwa (a fan for tengu).
Waki sumi-bōshi (a hood for regular Buddhist monks), mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono), kogōshi-atsuita (atsuita with small checked pattern), white ōkuchi-style hakama, koshi-obi (belt), a fan, and Buddhist prayer beads.
Waki-tsure Similar to waki.
Kokata (Ushiwakamaru) kitsuke / uihaku, chigo-bakama (hakama for children), and a fan.
Kokata (other children) The same as Ushiwakamaru.
Ai (temple servant) nōriki-zukin (a hood for a temple servant), mizugoromo, kitsuke / shima-noshime (striped noshime), kukuri-bakama, koshi-obi, a pair of gaiters, and a fan. Carrying a letter.
Ai (menial goblins) ke-zukin (a hood), yore-mizugoromo, kukuri-bakama, koshi-obi, a pair of gaiters, a fan, and a stick.
Number of scenes Two
Length About 1 hour and 15 minutes

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