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Plays DataBase Sakuragawa (The River of Cherry Blossoms) : Details StoryDataPhotoStory
 


Schools All five
Category the fourth group Noh, kyōjo-mono
Author Zeami
Subject Unknown
Season Spring (March in the lunar calendar)
Scenes Maeba Near Sakura-no-Baba in Hyūga Province
Nochiba Sakuragawa in Hitachi Province
Characters Mae-shite (the first half lead part) Mother of Sakurago
Nochi-shite (the second half lead part) Mother of Sakurago in Madness
Kokata (juvenile Noh actor) Sakurago (Cherry Blossom Child)
Waki (supporting cast) Chief Monk of Isobe-dera Temple
Waki-tsure (companion of waki) Accompanying Monk (two or three)
Waki-tsure (companion of waki) Villager [only for the Kanze school]
Mae-waki-tsure (the first half companion of waki) Human Trafficker
Masks Shite Shakumi or Fukai
Costumes Mae-shite kazura (wig), kazura-obi (belt for a wig), karaori (outer robes), kitsuke / surihaku (short-sleeved kimono, worn as the innermost layer of the costume of a female character), and a fan.
Nochi-shite kazura, kazura-obi, mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono), kitsuke / surihaku, koshimaki / nuihaku (a type of kimono), koshi-obi (belt), and a fan. Holding a net in hand.
Kokata kitsuke / nuihaku, nagabakama (long hakama-style trousers), and a fan.
Waki sumi-bōshi (a hood for regular Buddhist monks), mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono), kitsuke / kogōshi-atsuita (thickly-woven kimono with small check pattern), hakama-style trousers in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, Buddhist prayer beads, and a fan.
Waki-tsure (Accompanying Monks) sumi-bōshi, mizugoromo, kitsuke / muji-noshime (noshime-style kimono with no pattern), hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi (belt), Buddhist prayer beads, and a fan.
Waki-tsure (Villager) tops and bottoms of suō (unlined hemp kimono for warrior’s daily wear), kitsuke / muji-noshime or kitsuke / dan-noshime (noshime-style kimono with very wide stripes), a small sword, and a fan.
Mae-waki-tsure tops and bottoms of suō, kitsuke / muji-noshime, a small sword, and a fan. Holding a letter.
Number of scenes Two
Length About 1 hour and 20 minutes

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