Play title:
The Love Suicide of Hambei and Ochiyo / Shinjū Yoigōshin / 心中宵庚申

Play Title: The Love Suicide of Hambei and Ochiyo / Shinjū Yoigōshin / 心中宵庚申
Author(s): Chikamatsu Monzaemon
First Staged: 1722
Bibliography: Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Bunraku May 1975, February 1982 Performance Program; Chikamatsu: 5 Late Plays, translated and annotated by C. Andrew Gerstle (New York: Columbia University Press, c2001)

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ID: 480_2_0541_0561
Type: slide
Production: May 1979
Scene: The Village of Ueda

ID: 480_2_0542_0562
Type: slide
Production: May 1979
Scene: The Village of Ueda

ID: 480_2_0543_0563
Type: slide
Production: May 1979
Scene: The Village of Ueda

ID: 480_2_0544_0564
Type: slide
Production: May 1979
Scene: The Village of Ueda

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Productions

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Date Place
1976 November Asahiza
1979 May National Theatre of Japan
1981 November Asahiza
1982 February National Theatre of Japan
1985 February National Theatre of Japan
1987 November National Bunraku Theatre
1990 February National Theatre of Japan
1993 August National Bunraku Theatre
1994 February National Theatre of Japan

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Village of Ueda Uedamura 上田村
The Grocery Store Yaoya 八百屋
The Final Trip Michiyuki omoi no mijikayo 道行思ひの短夜

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Okaru Ane Okaru 姉おかる
Onabe, a maid Gejo Onabe 下女お鍋
Otake, a maid Gejo Otake 下女お竹
Okiku, a maid Gejo Okiku 下女お菊
Ochiyo Nyōbō Ochiyo 女房お千代
Kinzo Hyakushō Kinzō 百姓金蔵
Heiemon Shimada Heiemon 島田平右衛門
Hambei Yaoya Hanbei 八百屋半兵衛
Iemon's wife Iemon nyobo 伊右衛門女房 (半兵衛母, 八百屋の母)
Tahei Oi Tahei 甥太兵衛
Priest Sainen Sainenbō 西念坊
Iemon Yaoya Iemon 八百屋伊右衛門
San, a maid Gejo San 下女さん
Matsu, an apprentice Decchi Matsu 丁稚松
Buddhist devotee Gōshin mairi 庚申参り
Palanquin bearer Kagoya 駕屋