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Schools All five schools
Category wakinoh-mono, the first-group Noh
Author Zeami
Subject “Jikkin-shō” Volume 6, “Kokon chomonjū” Volume 6, etc.
Season Spring (April)
Scenes Maeba One day at Yōrō Fall in Motosu region, Mino Province (Present-day Gifu Prefecture. Although “Yōrō engi” also claims that the waterfall is located in Motosu region, Yōrō Fall is actually located on Mount Tado in the Yōrō region).
Nochiba Later at the same place on the same day.
Characters Mae-shite (first-half lead part) Aged woodcutter
Nochi-shite (second-half lead part) Deity of a mountain
Tsure (companion of shite) Son of the woodcutter
Waki (supporting cast) Imperial investigator
Waki-tsure (companion of waki) Follower of the imperial investigator
Ai-kyogen (interluding cast) A man living in Yōrō village
Masks Mae-shite Ko-jō, Koushi-jō, or Akobu-jō
Nochi-shite Kantan-otoko
Costumes Mae-shite mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono), kitsuke / kogōshi-atsuita (atsuita with small check patterns), shiro-ōkuchi (a type of hakama (Japanese trousers), white), koshi-obi (belt), and a fan. Using a stick.
Nochi-shite a headband with color, kuro-tare (a black wig whose hair extends slightly longer than the shoulder), suki-kanmuri (a crown for male deity performing a divine dance), awase-kariginu (lined kariginu-style kimono), kitsuke / atsuita, shiro-ōkuchi, koshi-obi, and a fan.
Waki daijin-eboshi (eboshi-style headdress worn by ministers), awase-kariginu, kitsuke / atsuita, shiro-ōkuchi, koshi-obi, and a fan.
Tsure mizugoromo, kitsuke / noshime without patterns, shiro-ōkuchi, koshi-obi, and a fan. Carrying firewood on his back.
Waki-tsure Similar to waki
Number of scenes Two
Length About 1 hour and 30 minutes

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