Play title:
Yoshitsune and a Thousand Cherry Trees / Yoshitsune senbonzakura / 義経千本桜

Play Title: Yoshitsune and a Thousand Cherry Trees / Yoshitsune senbonzakura / 義経千本桜
Author(s): Takeda Izumo, II, Miyoshi Shōraku, Namiki Senryū (See also Namiki Namiki Sōsuke)
First Staged: 1747
Bibliography: Traditional Japanese Theater: An Anthology of Plays, edited by Karen Brazell (New York: Columbia University Press, 1998); Kokuritsu Gekijō jōen shiryōshū, edited by Kokuritsu Gekijō Geinō Chōsashitsu, vol. 191, May 1981; Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Bunraku May 1981 Performance Program

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ID: 493_2_0777_0824
Type: slide
Production: May 1979
Scene: The Travel Dance on Mount Yoshino

ID: 493_2_0778_0825
Type: slide
Production: May 1979
Scene: The Travel Dance on Mount Yoshino

ID: 493_2_0779_0826
Type: slide
Production: May 1979
Scene: The Travel Dance on Mount Yoshino

ID: 493_2_0780_0827
Type: slide
Production: May 1979
Scene: The Travel Dance on Mount Yoshino

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Productions

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Date Place
1970 April Asahiza
1070 May 1970 National Theatre of Japan
1973 April Asahiza
1974 June Others
1975 April Asahiza
1978 April Asahiza
1979 May National Theatre of Japan
1980 April Asahiza
1981 May National Theatre of Japan
1983 April Asahiza
1984 April National Bunraku Theatre
1984 October Others
1987 July National Bunraku Theatre
1988 May Harajuku Bunraku Others
1989 March National Bunraku Theatre
1989 December National Theatre of Japan
1990 April National Bunraku Theatre
1991 September National Theatre of Japan
1995 April National Bunraku Theatre
1996 March Tour Others
1997 April National Bunraku Theatre
2001 April National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Sento Palace Sentō gosho 仙洞御所
The Nunnery at Kitasaga Kitasaga 北嵯峨
Yoshitsune's Mansion at Horikawa Horikawa gosho 堀川御所
Fushimi Inari Shrine Fushimi Inari 伏見稲荷
The Shipping Agent at Daimotsu Tokaiya daimotsu ura 渡海屋大物浦
The Gathering Nuts Shiinoki 椎の木
Kokingo's Death Kokingo uchijini 小金吾討死
The Sushi Shop Sushiya すしや
The Travel Dance on Mount Yoshino Michiyuki hatsune no tabi 道行初音の旅
The Mansion of Kawatsura Hogen Kawatsura Hōgen yakata 川連法眼館
The Rear Garden Kawatsura Hōgen yakata okuniwa 川連法眼館奥庭

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Tomokata Fujiwara Fujiwara Tomokata 藤原朝方
Dainoshin Inokuma Inokuma Dainoshin 猪熊大之進
Benkei Musashibō Benkei 武蔵坊弁慶
Yoshitsune Minamoto Minamotono Yoshitsune 源義経(九郎判官源義経)
Wakaba-no-Naishi Wakaba no naishi 若葉の内侍
Rokudai Rokudai Gimi 六代君
Nun Joshin Jōshin ni 浄心尼
Kokingo Shume no Kokingo 主馬の小金吾
Kyo-no-Kimi Kyo no Kimi 卿の君
Shizuka-Gozen Shizuka Gozen 静御前
Rokuro Kamei Kamei Rokurō 亀井六郎
Jiro Suruga Surugano Jirō 駿河次郎
Taro Kawagoe Kawagoe Tarō 川越太郎 (鎌倉の使者川越太郎重頼 )
Tosanobo Tosanobō Shōzon 土佐坊正尊
Gonta Igami no Gonta いがみの権太
Kosen, Gonta's wife Gonta nyōbō Kosen 権太女房小仙
Zenta, Gonta's son Gonta segare Zenta 権太伜善太
Yazaemon Sushiya Yazaemon すしや(親)弥左衛門
Osato, Yazaemon's daughter Musume Osato 娘お里
Yasuke, in fact Koremori Yasuke jitsuwa Tairano Koremori 弥助実は平維盛
Yazaemon's wife Yazaemon nyōbō 弥左衛門女房
Kagetoki Kajiwara Kajiwara Kagetoki 梶原景時
Toda Hayami Hayamino Tōda 逸見藤太(土佐坊の郎党逸見の藤太)
Sato Tadanobu, in fact Fox Tadanobu Satō Tadanobu jitsuwa Genkurō gitsune 佐藤忠信実は源九郎狐 (狐忠信)
Tadanobu Sato Satō Tadanobu 佐藤忠信 (佐藤四郎兵衛忠信)
Gimpei, in fact Tomomori Tokaiya Ginpei jitsuwa Chūnagon Tomomori 渡海屋銀平実は中納言知盛
Oyasu, in fact Emperor Antoku Musume Oyasu jitsuwa Antoku Tennō 娘お安実は安徳天皇
Oryu, in fact Suke-no-Tsubone Nyōbō Oriu jitsuwa Sukeno tsubone 女房おりう実は典侍局
Page Kinju 近習
Goro Sagami Gorō 相模五郎
Tanzo Irie Irie Tanzō 入江丹蔵
Boatmen Sendō 船頭
Kakuhan, in fact Noritsune Yokawa Kakuhan jitsuwa Notonokami Noritsune 横川禅師覚範実は能登守(平)教経