Play title:
The League of the 47 Ronin / Kanadehon Chūshingura / 仮名手本忠臣蔵

Play Title: The League of the 47 Ronin / Kanadehon Chūshingura / 仮名手本忠臣蔵
Author(s): Takeda Izumo, II, Miyoshi Shōraku, Namiki Senryū (See also Namiki Namiki Sōsuke)
First Staged: 1748
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. 197, December 1981; Bunraku December 1976, January 1985 Performance Programs

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ID: 04_0408
Type: album
Production: September 1978
Scene: The Helmet Identification at Tsurugaoka

ID: 04_0409
Type: album
Production: September 1978
Scene: Kampei's Suicide

ID: 26_2614
Type: album
Production: September 1978
Scene: The Helmet Identification at Tsurugaoka

ID: 26_2616
Type: album
Production: September 1978
Scene: Okaru Delivers the Letter Case (Kaoyo's Poem)

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Productions

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Date Place
1972 October Asahiza
1975 April Asahiza
1976 July Asahiza
1976 December National Theatre of Japan
1977 November Others
1978 September Asahiza
1980 October Asahiza
1981 December National Theatre of Japan
1985 January National Theatre of Japan
1988 December National Theatre of Japan
1994 November National Bunraku Theatre
1997 December National Theatre of Japan
1998 November National Bunraku Theatre
1998 December National Theatre of Japan

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Helmet Identification at Tsurugaoka Tsurugaoka kabuto aratame 鶴が岡兜改め
The Love Poem Koika 恋歌
Rikiya Bears a Message Momonoi yakata Rikiya jōshi 桃井館力弥上使
The Cutting of the Pine Branch Matsukiri 松切り
The Bribing of Moronao Ōte gebasaki shinmotsu 大手下馬先進物 
Okaru Delivers the Letter Case (Kaoyo's Poem) Koshimoto Okaru fumizukai おかる文使い
The Attack in the Palace Denchū ninjō 殿中刃傷
The Back Gate Uramon 裏門
The Flower Basket Hanakago 花籠
The Suicide of Hangan Enya yakata Hangan seppuku 塩谷館判官切腹
The Evacuation Kasumigaseki shiro akewatashi 霞ヶ関城明渡し
The Encounter on the Yamazaki Highway Yamazaki kaidō deai 山崎街道出合
The Shooting in the Dark Yamazaki kaidō futatsudama 山崎街道二つ玉
The Selling of Okaru Okaru miuri お軽身売り
Kampei's Suicide Kampei harakiri 勘平腹切
The Ichiriki Tea House in Gion Gion Ichiriki chaya (jaya) 祇園一力茶屋
The Bridal Journey Michiyuki tabiji no yomeiri 道行旅路嫁入り
The Snowball Yuki kokashi 雪転かし
Yuranosuke's House at Yamashina Yamashina kankyo 山科閑居
The Amagawaya Shop Amagawaya 天河屋
The Hanamizubashi Bridge Hanamizubashi hikiage 花水橋引揚
The Incense-Burning at the Komyoji Temple Kōmyōji shōkō 光明寺焼香

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Tadayoshi Ashikaga Tadayoshi 足利直義
Moronao Kōno Moronō (Moronao) 高師直
Hangan Enya Hangan 塩谷判官
Wakasanosuke Momonoi Wakasanosuke 桃井若狭助
Kaoyo Kaoyo Gozen 顔世御前
Bannai Sagisaka Bannai 鷺坂伴内
Honzo Kakogawa Honzō 加古川本蔵
Kampei Hayano Kanpei 早野勘平
Okaru Koshimoto (Yūjo, Nyōbō, Musume) Okaru 腰元(遊女,女房, 娘)おかる
Chinsai Sadō Chinsai 茶道珍才
Rikiya Ōboshi Rikiya 大星力弥
Goemon Hara Gōemon 原郷右衛門
Kudayu Ono Kudayū 斧九太夫
Ishido Ishidō Umanojō 石堂右馬丞
Yakushiji Yakushiji Jirōzaemon 薬師寺次郎左衛門
Ōboshi Yuranosuke Ōboshi Yuranosuke 大星由良助
Yagoro Senzaki Yagorō 千崎弥五郎
Yoichibei Hyakushō Yoichibei 百姓与市兵衛
Sadakuro Ono Sadakurō 斧定九郎
Yoichibei's wife Yoichibei nyōbō 与市兵衛女房
Saibei Ichimonjiya Saibei 一文字屋才兵衛
Yahachi Meppō Yahachi めっぽう弥八
Roku Tanegashima no Roku 種ヶ島の六
Kakubei Tanuki no Kakubei 狸の角兵衛
Tea house proprietor Ichiriki teishu 一力亭主
Jutaro Yazama Jūtarō 矢間十太郎
Kitahachi Takenomori (Takemori) Kitahachi 竹森喜太八
Heiemon Teraoka Heiemon 寺岡平右衛門
Yasubei Oribe Yasubei 織部安兵衛
Yomoshichi Satō Yomoshichi 佐藤与茂七
Bungo Ōwashi Bungo 大鷲文吾
Matanojo Oshioda Matanojō 小汐田又之丞
Konami Musume Konami 娘小浪
Tonase Tsuma (Haha) Tonase 妻(母)戸無瀬
Rin, a maid Gejo Rin 下女りん
Oishi Tsuma Oishi 妻お石
Tea house maids Nakai 仲居
Jester Taikomochi 太鼓持
Feudal lords Daimyō 大名
Sekinai Yakko Sekinai 奴関内
Palanquin bearers Kagoya 駕屋
Kanai Yakko Kanai 奴可内
Shinzaemon Katsuta Shinzaemon 勝田新左衛門
Isuke Maebara Isuke 前原伊助
Gihei Amagawaya Gihei 天河屋義平
Yoshimatsu Segare Yoshimatsu 伜芳松
Osono Nyōbō Osono 女房おその
Servants Jichō 仕丁
Retainers Yakko
Minor officials Shoshi 諸士
Maids Koshimoto 腰元