Plays DataBaseShunkan/Kikaigashima : Details

Schools All five. In the Kita School this is called “Kikaigashima” while it is called “Shunkan” in the other four.
Category the Fourth group Noh, ninjō-mono
Author Unknown
Subject Volumes two and three of the Tales of the Heike, and volumes nine and ten of “Genpei Jōsuiki”
Season Autumn (September in the lunar calendar)
Scenes Maeba Kyoto in the early autumn in 1178
Nochiba September in the same year, Kikaigashima Island (present -day Mishima village in Ōshima-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture)
Tsukurimono a boat
Characters Shite Shunkan
Waki Messenger
Tsure Fujiwara no Naritsune
Tsure Taira no Yasuyori
Ai servant
Masks Shite Shunkan (exclusively used for this Noh drama)
Costumes Shite sumi-bōshi (a hood for regular Buddhist monks), hana-bōshi (a hood for a nun or eminent monk), tō-bōshi (a hood for a Chinese and an old man), or a long black wig; brown mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono), kitsuke / noshime without patterns (noshime-style kimono) or kitsuke / atsuita with patterns , koshimino (skirt made of seaweed), koshi-obi (belt), and a fan. Holding a pail.
Waki tops and bottoms of suō (unlined hemp kimono for warrior’s daily wear), kitsuke / dan-noshime (noshime style kimono with very wide stripes), a small sword, and a fan. Puts a letter in the chest of his kimono later.
Tsure (Naritsune) mizugoromo, kitsuke / noshime without patterns, koshi-obi, and a fan.
Tsure (Yasuyori) sumi-bōshi, mizugoromo, kitsuke / noshime without patterns, koshi-obi, a fan, and Buddhist prayer beads.
Ai tops and bottoms of kimono for kyogen-kata, kitsuke /noshimei with striped patterns, koshi-obi, and a fan. Carries a pole later.
Number of scenes Two
Length About 1 hour and 30 minutes

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