Play title:
Monkey / Gotenjiku / 五天竺

Play Title: Monkey / Gotenjiku / 五天竺
Author(s): Sagawa Tōta, Chikamatsu Baishiken, Yoshida Shingo
First Staged: 1816
Bibliography: Kokuritsu Gekijō jōen shiryōshū, edited by Kokuritsu Gekijō Geinō Chōsashitsu, vol. 194, September 1981 Program; Bunraku September 1985 Performance Program

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ID: 668_4_0421_0421
Type: slide
Production: September 1981
Scene: The Ferry

ID: 668_4_0422_0422
Type: slide
Production: September 1981
Scene: The Ferry

ID: 668_4_0423_0423
Type: slide
Production: September 1981
Scene: The Ferry

ID: 668_4_0424_0424
Type: slide
Production: September 1981
Scene: The Ferry

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Date Place
1981 September National Theatre of Japan
1985 September National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Ferry Watashiba 渡し場
Hakuren Parts with Her Baby Hakuren kowakare 白蓮子別れ
The Hell Jigoku 地獄
The Kinzanji Temple Kinzanji 径山寺
The Caldron Kamairi 釜煮
The Isolated House Hitotsuya 一つ家
The River Ryusa Ryūsagawa 流沙川
The Buddha's Temple Gion shōja 祇園精舎

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Ryuko Ryūkō 劉洪
Rihyo Rihyō 李彪
Chinkozui Chinkōzui 陳光蕊
Hakuren Nyōbō Hakuren 女房白蓮
King of Hell Enma Daiō 閻魔大王
Ogre Oni
Dead man Mōja 亡者
Songoku Songokū 孫悟空
Ungai Sō Ungai 僧雲外
Genjo, later known as Sanzohoshi Genjō nochini Sanzōhōshi 玄奘後に三蔵法師
Fuyo, in fact Ginkaku Musume Fuyō jitsuwa Ginkaku 娘芙蓉実は銀角
Friend of Fuyo's Fuyō no tomodachi 芙蓉の友達
Priest Homei Hōmei Shōnin 法明上人
Saikakuen Saikakuen 才覚延
Teremen Isha Chikurin Teremen 医者竹林テレメン
Ryuko's wife Ryūkō no tsuma 劉洪の妻
Chogohachi, later known as Chohakkai Chogohachi nochini Chohakkai 猪悟八後に猪八戒
Gaikotsu, later known as Sagojo Gaikotsu nonichi Sagojō 骸骨後に沙悟浄
Jagatara-no-gon Teshita Jagatara no Gon 手下じゃがたらの権
Shabbily-clothed woman Shizunome 賤の女
Boatman Funabito 船人
Buddha Shakanyorai 釈迦如来
Flower peddler Hanauri onna 花売女
Donketsu Teshita Donketsu 手下どん穴
Townsman Satobito 里人
Rasetsujo Rasetsujo 羅刹女
Gyumao Gyūmaō 牛魔王
Chinkozui, in fact Ryuko Chinkōzui jitsuwa Ryūkō 陳光蕊 実は 劉洪
Nikuryokan, in fact Rihyo Nikuryōkan jitsuwa Rihyō 肉良甘 実は 李彪
Flower peddler, in fact Hakuren Hanauri onna jitsuwa Hakuren 花売女 実は 白蓮
Inkaizan, in fact Chinkozui Inkaizan jitsuwa Chinkōzui 殷開山 実は 陳光蕊
Sanzohoshi, in fact Songoku Sanzōhōshi jitsuwa Songokū 三蔵法師実は孫悟空
Sanzohoshi Sanzōhoshi 三蔵法師
Chohakkai Chohakkai 猪八戒
Red Ogre Akaoni 赤鬼
Green Ogre Aooni 青鬼
Sadakuro Sadakurō 定九郎
Emperor Taiso Taisō Kōtei 太宗皇帝
Old Woman Baba
Sagojo Sagojō 沙悟浄
Tiny monkeys Kozaru 小猿