Play title:
The Two-Colored Reins / Koinyōbō somewake tazuna / 恋女房染分手綱

Play Title: The Two-Colored Reins / Koinyōbō somewake tazuna / 恋女房染分手綱
Author(s): Yoshida Kanshi, Miyoshi Shōraku
First Staged: 1751
Bibliography: Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Keene, Donald, Bunraku: The Art of the Japanese Puppet Theatre (Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1973); Bunraku February 1972 Performance Program

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ID: 556_2_1891_1861
Type: slide
Production: February 1980
Scene: Backgammon

ID: 556_2_1892_1862
Type: slide
Production: February 1980
Scene: Backgammon

ID: 556_2_1893_1863
Type: slide
Production: February 1980
Scene: Backgammon

ID: 556_2_1894_1864
Type: slide
Production: February 1980
Scene: Backgammon

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Productions

Productions provide more information about scenes, characters, and performers for this play.

Date Place
1970 August Asahiza
1972 February National Theatre of Japan
1976 April Asahiza
1980 February National Theatre of Japan
1981 January Asahiza
1987 November National Bunraku Theatre
1989 February National Theatre of Japan
1995 January National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
Sadanoshin's Suicide Nō butai Sadanoshin seppuku 能舞台定之進切腹
Katsukake Village Katsukake mura 沓掛村
At the Foot of the Slope Sakanoshita 坂の下
Backgammon Dochū sugoroku 道中双六
Shigenoi's Parting with Her Son Shigenoi kowakare 重の井子別れ

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Saemon Yurugi Yurugi Saemon 由留木左衛門
Sanai Sagisaka Sagisaka Sanai 鷺坂左内
Yosabei Date Date Yosobei (Yosabei) 伊達与三兵衛
Ohana, a maid Koshimoto Ohana 腰元お花
Oharu, a maid Koshimoto Oharu 腰元お春
Oyuki, a maid Koshimoto Oyuki 腰元お雪
Shigenoi Menoto Shigenoi 乳人重の井
Priest Wakisō 脇僧
Sadanoshin Takemura Takemura Sadanoshin 竹村定之進
Hachizo, a pack horse driver Umakata Hachizō 馬方八蔵
Jirosaku, a pack horse driver Umakata Jirosaku 馬方治郎作
Hachizo's mother Hachizō no haha 八蔵の母
Rice dealer Kakegoi Komeya 掛乞米屋
Cloth dealer Kakegoi Nunoya 掛乞布屋
Yonosuke Segare Yonosuke 伜与之助
Keimasa, a blind masseur Zatō Keimasa 座頭慶政 (座頭慶政実は伊達与八郎)
Yaheiji (Happeiji) Washizuka Washizuka Happeiji (Yaheiji) 鷲塚八平次
Highway robber Warumono 悪者
Shirabe Shirabe Hime 調姫
Ofuku, a maid Koshimoto Ofuku 腰元お福
Dancer Odoriko 踊り子
Transport manager Sairyō 宰領
Yasazaemon Honda Honda Yasozaemon 本田弥三左衛門
Sankichi Umakata Sankichi 馬方三吉
Wakana, a maid Koshimoto Wakana 腰元若菜