Plays DataBaseChō Ryō (Zhang Liang) : Details

Schools All five.
Category The Fourth or Fifth Group Noh, reigen-mono
Author Kanze Kojirō Nobumitsu
Subject “Zenkanjo (Book of Han),” “Shiki (Records of the Grand Historian),” etc.
Season Autumn (September in the lunar calendar)
Scene Xiapi in China (present-day Pizhou City, Jiangsu province, China)
Tsukurimono Platform
Characters Mae-shite Old Man
Nochi-shiteHuang Shigong (Kōseki-kō in Japanese)
TsureGiant Snake
Waki Zhang Liang (Chō Ryō in Japanese)
Ai Servant of Zhang Liang
MasksMae-shiteKoushijō, Kojō, Akobujō, Asakurajō
Nochi-shiteHanakobu-akujō, Myōga-akujō, Ko-akujō, Washibana-akujō, Akujō
Tsure Kurohige
CostumesMae-shite Jō-kami (wig for old man’s character) or shirotare (a type of wig made of white hair) and tō-bōshi (a Chinese style hat), mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono), kitsuke / kogōshi-atsuita (thickly-woven kimono with a small check pattern), koshi-obi (belt), and a fan.
Nochi-shite Shirotare and tō-bōshi or shiroji-kintan-hachimaki (a white headband in gold), awase-kariginu (a lined long-sleeved 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-style trousers worn by powerful characters such as demons, gods, and warriors), koshi-obi, tō-uchiwa (a Chinse fan), a scroll, and shoes.
TsureAka-gashira (long red wig), wakanmuri-ryūdai (a type of headdress with a plaque featuring a design of dragons, worn by male gods) or akaji-kintan-hachimaki (a red headband in gold), awase-happi (lined happi-style kimono), kitsuke / atsuita, hangire, koshi-obi, and a stick for beating.
[In the first half of the drama]
Tō-kanmuri (a type of crown worn by gods or Chinese emperors), sobatsugi (lined happi-style kimono with no sleeves, worn by warriors or Chinese characters), kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, (a small sword or a sword), and a fan.
[In the second half of the drama]
Tō-kanmuri, iro-hachimaki (colored headband), sobatsugi, kitsuke / atsuita or atsuita / karaori (a short-sleeved kimono outer robe, worn by female characters), hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, a sword, and a fan or tō-uchiwa.
AiKannin-zukin (a type of headdress), sobatsugi, kitsuke / atsuita, kukuri-bakama (a way of wearing hakama trousers, tucking up the bottoms at the knee with a string), a pair of gaiters, and a fan.
Number of scenes Two
Length About 1 hour

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