Plays DataBaseAshikari (The Reed Cutter) : Details

Schools All five
Category The Fourth Group Noh
Author Zeami Motokiyo
Subject Shūi-shū (The Collection of Gleanings of Japanese Poetry), Yamato Monogatari (Tales of Yamato)
Season Spring (March in the lunar calendar)
Scene Village of Kusaka in Settsu Province
Tsukurimono A reed hut
Characters Shite Kusaka no Saemon
Tsure Wife of Saemon
Waki Retainer of Saemon’s wife
Waki-tsure Servants of Saemon’s Wife (Three)
Ai Villager
Masks Tsure Ko-omote
Costumes Shite A sedge rain hat, mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono), kitsuke / dan-noshime (short-sleeved kimono with very wide stripes, worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing), hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi (belt), and a fan. Holding a reed (a pole of bamboo with leaves of iris attached). Mizugoromo taken off during the on-stage change of costume into samurai-eboshi (eboshi headdress for warriors or ori-eboshi) and kake-hitatare (tops of hitatare style kimono), with a belt and a small sword. Holds a fan.
Tsure Kazura (wig), kazura-obi (belt for a wig), karaori (a short-sleeved kimono outer robe worn by female characters), kitsuke / surihaku (short-sleeved kimono, worn as the innermost layer of the costume of a female character), and a fan.
Waki Tops and bottoms of suō (a long-sleeved, unlined hemp kimono with matching top and bottom, worn by male characters); kitsuke / dan-noshime, a small sword, and a fan.
Waki-tsure Tops and bottoms of suō, kitsuke / muji-noshime (short-sleeved, unpatterned kimono, worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing), a small sword, and a fan.
Ai Naga-kamishimo (a long-sleeved kimono worn with a sleeveless robe and a pair of hakama a trousers with trailing hems), or kataginu (sleeveless robe) and han-bakama (a pair of hakama trousers of ankle length).
Number of scenes One
Length About 1 hour and 30 minutes

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