Plays DataBaseTenko : Details

Schools All five schools
Category the fourth group noh, yūgakumono
Author Zeami (according to one tradition)
Subject None
Season Autumn (July)
Scenes maeba in the Later Han Dynasty, China, at Ōhaku’s house and the Emperor’s palace
nochiba On the bank of the Rosui River (a fictional river)
Tsukurimono kakkodai (a rack for a hand drum)
Characters Mae-shite Ōhaku
Nochi-shite The ghost of Tenko
Waki Imperial officer
Ai Servant of the Imperial officer
Masks Mae-shite Akobujō, Koushijō, Kojō
Nochi-shite Dōji, Jidō
Costumes Mae-shite jō-kami (wig for old man’s character), mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono), kitsuke / kogōshi-atsuita (thickly-woven kimono with small check pattern) or muji-noshime (noshime style kimono with no pattern), koshi-obi (belt), and a fan. Also uses shiro-tare (a white wig for an old man) and tōbōshi (Chinese hat) in some cases.
Nochi-shite a long black wig, kitsuke / nuihaku or atsuita karaori, hangiri (a type of hakama), atsuita karaori in tsuboori style or lined happi-style kimono, koshi-obi, and tō-uchiwa (fan in Tang Dynasty style).
Waki kitsuke / atsuita, shiro-ōkuchi (hakama in ōkuchi-style (white)), sobatsugi, koshi-obi, and a fan.
Number of scenes Two
Length About 1 hour and 30 minutes

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