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Schools All five
Category Fifth-group Noh
Author Unknown (Zeami, according to legend)
Subject Genpei Jōsui-ki (The Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of the Genji and Heike Clans) (Volume 14), Ujishūi Monogatari (Gleanings from the Tales of Minister Uji)
Season Spring (March in the lunar calendar)
Scene By Yoshino River in Yamato Province
Tsukurimono Boat
Characters Mae-shite Jō (Old Man)
Nochi-shite Zaō-gongen Deity
Mae-tsure Uba (Old Woman)
Nochi-tsure Celestial Maiden
Kokata Nobleman (Emperor Kiyomihara) (Emperor Tenmu)
Waki Accompanying Loyal Follower
Waki-tsure Palanquin Carriers (Two)
Ai Pursuer A
Ai Pursuer B
Masks Mae-shite Asakurajō, Sankōjō, Waraijō
Nochi-shite Ōtobide
Mae-tsure Uba
Nochi-tsure Ko-omote
Costumes Mae-shite Jō-kami (wig for old man’s character), mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono), kitsuke / muji-noshime (short-sleeved kimono with no pattern, worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing), koshi-obi (belt), koshimino, a fan, and a pole for a boat.
Nochi-shite Aka-gashira (long red wig), awase-kariginu (a lined long-sleeved style kimono worn by male characters, especially gods and other dignified characters), kitsuke / atsuita (a type of short-sleeved kimono mainly worn by male characters), hangire (a type of hakama worn by powerful characters such as demons, gods, and warriors), koshi-obi, and a fan. (The head is covered with muji-noshime (short-sleeved plain kimono with no pattern, worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing) when appearing at the gangway bridge.)
Mae-tsure Uba-kazura (wig with grey hair for old woman), kazura-obi (band for a wig), mizugoromo, atsuita with no scarlet in its pattern, kitsuke / surihaku (short-sleeved kimono, worn as the innermost layer of the costume of a female character), and a fishing pole.
Nochi-tsure Tengan (crown for celestial bodies and female court ladies), kuro-tare (a black wig with hair extending slightly below the shoulder), chōken (an unlined, long-sleeved elegant garment worn by dancing female characters), kitsuke / surihaku, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Kokata Uikanmuri (headdress for emperors, nobles, or aged deities), unlined kariginu-style kimono, kitsuke / nuihaku (a short-sleeved kimono with embroidery and gold or silver flakes applied to the fabric), hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Waki Happi-style kimono, kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, a sword, and a fan.
Waki-tsure Kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Ai (Pursuer A) Kataginu (sleeveless robe), kukuri-bakama (a way of wearing hakama trousers by tucking the bottoms up at the knee with a string), and a spear.
Ai (Pursuer B) Kataginu, kukuri-bakama, a bow, and arrows.
Number of scenes Two
Length About 1 hour and 30 minutes

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