Play title:
The Trouble in the Date Household / Meiboku sendaihagi / 伽羅先代萩

Play Title: The Trouble in the Date Household / Meiboku sendaihagi / 伽羅先代萩
Author(s): Matsu Kanshi, Takahashi Buhei, Yoshida Kakumaru
First Staged: 1785
Bibliography: Keene, Donald, Bunraku: The Art of the Japanese Puppet Theatre (Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1973); Kokuritsu Gekijō jōen shiryōshū, edited by Kokuritsu Gekijō Geinō Chōsashitsu, vol. 146, December 1977; Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Bunraku January 1996, December 1977 Performance Programs

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ID: 05_0512
Type: album
Production: December 1977 Bunraku Kanshō Kyōshitsu
Scene: The Town of Numazu

ID: 22_2231
Type: album
Production: December 1977
Scene: The Bamboo Room

ID: 251_1_4610_5741
Type: slide
Production: December 1977
Scene: The Bamboo Room

ID: 251_1_4611_5742
Type: slide
Production: December 1977
Scene: The Bamboo Room

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Productions

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Date Place
1972 September National Theatre of Japan
1973 February Tour Others
1974 October Asahiza
1977 June Others
1977 December National Theatre of Japan
1980 January Asahiza
1988 March National Bunraku Theatre
1990 December National Theatre of Japan
1991 October National Bunraku Theatre
1996 January National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Bamboo Room Takenoma 竹の間
The State Room Goten 御殿
Masaoka's Loyalty Masaoka chūgi 政岡忠義
Under the Floor Yukashita 床下
Hanyu Village (See also Hanyu Village from ""The Story of Kasane"") Hanyūmura (See also Hanyūmura from ""Meiboku kasane monogatari"") 埴生村
The Earthen Bridge (See also The Earthen Bridge from ""The Story of Kasane"") Dobashi (See also Dobashi from ""Meiboku kasane monogatari"") 土橋

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Masaoka Menoto Masaoka 乳人政岡
Tsurukiyo Tsurukiyo Gimi 鶴喜代君
Senmatsu Senmatsu 千松
Yashio Yashio 八汐
Okinoi Okinoi 沖の井
Komaki Komaki 小巻
Secret agent Shinobi 忍び
Lady Sakae Sakae Gozen 栄御前
Setsunosuke Matsugae Matsugae Setsunosuke 松ヶ枝節之助
Kageyu Kaita (Kaida) Kaita Kageyu 貝田勘解由
Kasane Kasane
Yoemon, in fact Tanizo Kinugawa Yoemon jitsuwa Kinugawa Tanizō 与右衛門 実は 絹川谷蔵
Yonokichi Hyakushō Yonokichi 百姓与之吉
Okoma Okoma お駒
Brothel owner Hanaōgiya teishu 花扇屋亭主
Kingoro Kingorō 金五郎
Utakata Utakata Hime 歌潟姫
Sabu Tōfuya Sabu 豆腐屋三婦