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Plays DataBase Tsuru Kame / Gekkyū-den : Details StoryDataPhotoStory
 


Schools All five (Called “Gekkyū-den” in the Kita school. “Tsuru Kame” in the other.)
Category The First group Noh, wakinoh-mono, kara-mono
Author Unknown
Subject Unknown
Season Spring (January in the lunar calendar)
Scenes The Emperor’s palace in China (Gekkyū-den Palace)
Characters Shite Emperor (Emperor Xuanzong of Tang or Yu the Great)
Kokata (or Tsure (the companion of shite) when an adult performs this role) Crane
Kokata (or Tsure (the companion of shite) when an adult performs this role) Tortoise
Waki Senior Minister of His Imperial Majesty
Waki-tsure Ministers of His Imperial Majesty (about two)
Ai A Palace Official
Masks Tsure (Crane) Ko-omote
Tsure (Tortoise) Kantan-otoko
Costumes Shite tō-kanmuri (a type of crown worn by gods or Chinese emperors), iro-hachimaki (colored head band), awase-kariginu (lined kariginu-style kimono), kitsuke / atsuita, hangire (a type of hakama worn by strong characters such as demons, gods and warriors), koshi-obi (belt), and tō-uchiwa (a Chinese fan).
Kokata or Tsure (Crane) tsuru-dai (a crown worn by Crane), kuro-tare (a black wig with hair extending slightly longer than the shoulder), iroiri karaori worn in tsuboori style (a short-sleeved kimono outer robe with scarlet in patterns, worn by female characters) (chōken), kitsuke / surihaku, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Kokata or Tsure (Tortoise) kame-dai (a crown worn by Tortoise), kuro-tare, iroiri atsuita worn in tsuboori style (a type of short-sleeved kimono with scarlet in patterns, mainly worn by male characters) (unlined) (kariginu-style kimono), kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Waki hora-eboshi (eboshi-style head covering), awase-kariginu, kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Waki-tsure the same as Waki
Ai kanjin-zukin (a type of headdress), atsuita, sobatsugi (lined happi-style kimono with no sleeves, worn by warriors or Chinese characters), and kukuri-bakama (a way of wearing hakama trousers, tucking the bottom up at the knee with a string).
Number of scenes One
Length About 50 minutes

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