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Plays DataBase Matsukaze (Breeze through the Pines) : Details StoryDataPhotoStory
 


Schools All five schools
Category A third-group Noh
Author Revised by Zeami (It may have been based on a dengaku-noh drama, “Shiokumi,” and revised by Kannami first as “Matsukaze Murasame” and further revised by Zeami.)
Subject Two poems composed by Ariwara no Yukihira in the “Kokinshū.” The story of Yukihira secluded in Suma in volume eight of “Senshūshō” and a story in the “Tale of Genji”.
Season Autumn (September in the lunar calendar)
Scenes Suma Bay in Settsu Province
Characters Shite (lead part) The ghost of Matsukaze
Tsure (the companion of shite) The ghost of Murasame
Waki (supporting cast) A traveling monk
Ai (interluding cast) A local resident in Suma Bay
Masks Shite Wakaonna, Ko’omote, Zō, etc
Tsure Ko’omote
Costumes Shite kazura (wig), kazura-obi (belt for a wig), white mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono), kitsuke / surihaku, koshimaki / nuihaku, koshi-obi (belt), and a fan. Later, puts on chōken and kazaori-eboshi (eboshi-style headdress) when changing the costume on the stage.
Tsure kazura, kazura-obi, white mizugoromo, kitsuke / surihaku, koshimaki / nuihaku, koshi-obi, and a fan. Holds a pail.
Waki sumi-bōshi (a hood for regular Buddhist monks), mizugoromo, kitsuke / muji-noshime (noshime style kimono with no pattern), koshi-obi, a fan, and Buddhist prayer beads.
Ai kamishimo-style kimono for kyogen-kata, kitsuke/dan-noshime (noshime-style kimono with very wide stripes), a small sword, and a fan.
Number of scenes One
Length About 1 hour and 50 minutes

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