Plays DataBaseAya no Tsuzumi (The Twill Hand Drum) : Details

Schools Hōsho and Kongō schools, Kita school (revised in mid-20th century)
Category The Fourth Group Noh, shūnen-mono
Author Unknown
Subject Unknown
Season Autumn (August in the lunar calendar)
Scene Kinomaru Palace in Chikuzen Province
Tsukurimono A katsura tree from which hangs a hand drum
Characters Mae-shite Old Man Who Sweeps the Palace Garden
Nochi-shiteGhost of the Old Man
Waki Imperial Official
Ai Servant
Masks Mae-shite Akobujō, sankōjō or tokusajō
Nochi-shite Ōakujō
Tsure Ko-omote
CostumesMae-shite Jō-gami (wig for old man’s character), mizugoromo (a type of knee-length kimono), kitsuke / kogōshi-atsuita (thickly-woven kimono with small check pattern), koshi-obi (belt), and a fan. Holds a besom.
Nochi-shite Shiro-gashira (long white wig worn by characters such as wizened spirits), kintan-hachimaki (a headband in gold), awase-happi (lined happi-style kimono), kitsuke / atsuita (a type of short-sleeved kimono mainly worn by male characters), hangire (a type of hakama trousers worn by strong characters such as demons, gods, and warriors), koshi-obi, and a stick. Leans on a cane.
TsureTengan (crown for female heavenly beings and court ladies), kazura (wig), kazura-obi (band for a wig), karaori (a short-sleeved kimono outer robe worn by female characters) worn in tsuboori-style, kitsuke / surihaku (short-sleeved kimono, worn as the innermost layer of the costume of a female character), hakama in ōkuchi-style (scarlet), koshi-obi, and a fan.
WakiKazaori-eboshi (eboshi-style headdress), unlined kariginu-style kimono, kitsuke / atsuita, hakama in ōkuchi-style (white), koshi-obi, and a fan.
Ai Naga-kamishimo (tops and bottoms of kimono with long hakama trousers), kitsuke / dan-noshime (short-sleeved kimono with very wide stripes, worn as the innermost layer of the costumes of male characters of lesser standing), a small sword, and a fan.
Number of scenes Two
Length About 1 hour 20 minutes

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