Play title:
The Teachings for Women / Imoseyama onna teikin / 妹背山婦女庭訓

Play Title: The Teachings for Women / Imoseyama onna teikin / 妹背山婦女庭訓
Author(s): Chikamatsu Hanji, Matsuda Baku, Sakae Zenpei, Chikamatsu Tōnan, Miyoshi Shōraku
First Staged: 1771
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. 255, August 1986; Bunraku April 1986 Performance Program

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ID: 534_2_1497_1421
Type: slide
Production: December 1979
Scene: Emiji's Mansion

ID: 534_2_1498_1422
Type: slide
Production: December 1979
Scene: Emiji's Mansion

ID: 534_2_1499_1423
Type: slide
Production: December 1979
Scene: Emiji's Mansion

ID: 534_2_1500_1424
Type: slide
Production: December 1979
Scene: Emiji's Mansion

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Productions

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Date Place
1970 October Asahiza
1871 April 1971 Asahiza
1977 April Asahiza
1977 May National Theatre of Japan
1979 December National Theatre of Japan
1982 April Asahiza
1986 April National Bunraku Theatre
1986 August National Theatre, Tokyo National Theatre of Japan
1991 October National Bunraku Theatre
1994 April National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Pine Grove Komatsubara 小松原
Emiji's Mansion Emiji yakata 蝦夷子館
Sarusawa Pond Sarusawaike 猿沢池
Sadaka's (Dazai) Mansion Dazai yakata 太宰館
Imoyama and Seyama Mansions Imoyama Seyama 妹山背山
The Deer Killing Shikagoroshi 鹿殺し
The Bill-Collecting Kakegoi 掛乞
The Comical Ballad Manzai 万才
Shibaroku's House Shibaroku sumika 芝六住家
The Well-Cleaning Idogae 井戸替
The Sake Shop Sugisakaya 杉酒屋
The Strands of Love Michiyuki koi no odamaki 道行恋の小田巻
Fukashichi's Visit Fukashichi jōshi 鱶七上使
Tachibana's Return Himemodori 姫戻り
The Glittering Mansion Kinden 金殿
The Assassination of Iruka Iruka chūbatsu 入鹿誅伐

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Koganosuke Koganosuke 久我之助
Hinadori Hinadori 雛鳥
Kogiku Koshimoto Kogiku 腰元小菊
Kikyo Koshimoto Kikyō 腰元桔梗
Gemba Miyakoshi Genba 宮越玄蕃
Uneme Uneme 采女
Emperor Tenji Tenji Tei 天智帝
Kaneaki Dainagon Kaneaki 大納言兼秋
Tankai Fujiwara Tankai 藤原淡海
Imperial Court messanger Kintei no tsukai 禁庭の使
Shibaroku Ryōshi Shibaroku 猟師芝六
Sansaku Segare Sansaku 伜三作
Okiji Nyōbō Okiji 女房お雉
Shin-emon Komeya Shinemon 米屋新右衛門
Sugimatsu Segare Sugimatsu 伜杉松
Official in charge of deer Shika yakunin 鹿役人
Buddhist devotee Kōfukuji shūto 興福寺衆徒
Kamatari Fujiwarano Kamatari 藤原鎌足
Sadaka Kōshitsu Sadaka 後室定高
Kiyozumi Daihanji Kiyozumi 大判事清澄
Iruka Sogano Iruka 蘇我入鹿
Yatoji Aramaki Yatōji 荒巻弥藤次
Messenger Chūshin 注進
Netaro Decchi Netarō 丁稚子太郎
Dozaemon Dozaemon 土左衛門
Toroku Tōroku 藤六
Yahei (Nohei) Yahei (Nohei) 野平
Omiwa's mother Omiwa haha お三輪母
Landlord Yanushi Mojibei 家主 (家主茂次兵衛)
Motome, in fact Tankai Fujiwara Motome jitsuwa Fujiwara Tankai 求馬実は藤原淡海
Tachibana Tachibana Hime 橘姫
Omiwa Omiwa お三輪
Bean curd buyer Tōfu kai 豆腐買 (豆腐の御用)
Lady-in-waiting Kanjo 官女
Emiji (Emishi) Sogano Emiji (Emishi) 蘇我蝦夷子
Servants Jichō 仕丁
Medo Medo no Kata めどの方
Yukinushi Chūnagon Yukinushi 中納言行主
Gosubei Gosubei 五州兵衛
Fukashichi, in fact Goro Kanawa Fukashichi jitsuwa Kanawano Gorō 鱶七 実は 金輪五郎
Taro Genjo Genjō Tarō 玄上太郎
Proprietress of Sugisakaya sake shop Sugisakaya no baba 杉酒屋の婆
Constables Torite 捕手
Constables in colorful uniform Hanayoten 花四天