Play title:
The Battle of Coxinga / Kokusen'ya kassen / 国性爺合戦

Play Title: The Battle of Coxinga / Kokusen'ya kassen / 国性爺合戦
Author(s): Chikamatsu Monzaemon
First Staged: 1715
Bibliography: Four Major Plays of Chikamatsu, translated by Donald Keene (New York: Columbia University Press, 1961); Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Bunraku February 1980 Performance Program

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ID: 544_2_1674_1621
Type: slide
Production: February 1980
Scene: The Court of the Ming Emperor

ID: 544_2_1675_1622
Type: slide
Production: February 1980
Scene: The Court of the Ming Emperor

ID: 544_2_1676_1623
Type: slide
Production: February 1980
Scene: The Court of the Ming Emperor

ID: 544_2_1677_1624
Type: slide
Production: February 1980
Scene: The Court of the Ming Emperor

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Productions

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Date Place
1973 October Asahiza
1973 November National Theatre of Japan
1978 January Asahiza
1980 February National Theatre of Japan
1982 February National Theatre of Japan
1984 July National Bunraku Theatre
1986 February National Theatre of Japan
1992 December National Theatre of Japan
1996 February National Theatre of Japan
2002 January National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Court of the Ming Emperor Daimin goten 大明御殿
The Rearmost Chamber Okuden 大明御殿奥殿
The Reedy Marshes Ashibe 芦辺
On the Hirado Beach Hirado hamatsutai 平戸浜伝ひ
The Chinese Ship Morokoshi bune 唐土船
The Tiger Hunt Senrigatake toragari 千里が竹虎狩り
The Castle Gate Rōmon 楼門
Kanki's Mansion (See also The Shishigajo Catsle) Kanki yakata (See also Shishigajō) 甘輝館 (See also 獅子が城)
The Red Signal (See also The Shishigajo Catsle) Beninagashi (See also Shishigajō) 紅流し (See also 獅子が城)
The Shishigajo Catsle (See also Kanki's Mansion and The Red Signal) Shishigajō (See also Kanki yakata and Beninagashi) 獅子が城 (See also 甘輝館 and 紅流し)

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Emperor Shisoretsu Daimin Kōtei 大明皇帝
Ri Toten Ugunshō Ri Tōten 右軍将李蹈天
Prince Bairoku Shisha Bairokuō 使者梅勒王
Go Sankei Shiba shōgun Gosankei 司馬将軍呉三桂
Princess Sendan Sendan Kōjo 栴檀皇女
Ryukakun Ryūkakun 柳哥君
An Taijin An Taijin 安大人
Watonai Watōnai 和藤内
Komutsu Nyōbō Komutsu 女房小むつ
Ro Ikkan Teishiryū Rō Ikkan 鄭芝龍老一官
Ro Ikkan's wife Rō Ikkan tsuma 老一官妻
Kinshojo Kinshōjo 錦祥女
Gojogun Kanki Gojōgun Kanki 五常軍甘輝
Ladies-in-waiting Koshimoto 腰元
Court ladies Nyokan 女官
Beaters Seko 勢子
Watonai's mother Watōnai haha 和藤内母
Retainers Gunpyō 軍兵