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Plays DataBase Kakitsubata (Water Iris) : Details StoryDataPhotoStory
 


Schools All five schools
Category Third group noh, Kazura-mono (with drum)
Author Unknown (According to accounts, Zeami, or Komparu Zenchiku)
Subject Ise Monogatari (Tale of Ise)
Season Summer (the Fourth Month of the lunar calendar)
Scenes At Yatsuhashi in Mikawa Province in early summer, the season when the water iris is in full bloom.
Characters Shite A woman (Female spirit of the water iris)
Waki Traveling monk
Masks Shite Wakaonna, Fukai, Ko’omote, or Zō
Costumes Shite kazura, kazura-obi, karaori in “kinagashi”-style, kitsuke / surihaku, nuihaku / koshimaki, koshi-obi (belt), and a fan. When shite changes costume on the stage, he or she changes from karaori into chōken and puts on uikamuri (the headdress for emperors, nobles, or aged deities) and decorates both sides above the ears with oikake (black, brush-like decoration for low-ranked male nobles).
Occasionally wears a decorative sword.
Waki sumi-bōshi (a hood for regular Buddhist monks), mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono), kitsuke/muji-noshime (noshime style kimono with no patterns), koshi-obi, a fan, and Buddhist prayer beads.
Number of scenes One
Length 1 hour and 10 minutes

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