Play title:
The Old Tale of Kusunoki / Kusunoki mukashibanashi / 楠昔噺

Play Title: The Old Tale of Kusunoki / Kusunoki mukashibanashi / 楠昔噺
Author(s): Namiki Senryū (See also Namiki Namiki Sōsuke), Miyoshi Shōraku, Takeda Koizumo
First Staged: 1746
Bibliography: Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Kokuritsu Gekijō jōen shiryōshū, edited by Kokuritsu Gekijō Geinō Chōsashitsu, vol. 93, May 1973; Bunraku May 1990 Performance Program

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Date Place
1871 April 1971 Asahiza
1973 May National Theatre National Theatre of Japan
1980 April Asahiza
1990 May National Bunraku Theatre
1991 April National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Laundry Kinuta byōshi 碪拍子
The House of Tokutayu (Tokudayu or Tokutaifu) Tokutayū sumika 徳太夫住家

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Tokutayu (Tokudayu) Sofu Tokutayū (Tokudayū) 祖父徳太夫
Kosen Sobo Kosen 祖母小仙
Dumpling peddler Dangouri 団子売
Fugitive Warrior Ochimusha 落武者
Firewood gatherer (woodcutter) Shibakari otoko 柴刈男
Otowa Nyōbō Otowa 女房おとわ
Sentaro Sagare Sentarō 伜千太郎
Utsunomiya Kintsuna Utsunomiya Kintsuna 宇都宮公綱
Teriha Tsuma Teriha 妻照葉
Midori Musume Midori 娘みどり
Masashige Kusunoki Kusunoki Masashige 楠正成
Messenger Chūshin 注進
Wheat harvester (farmer) Mugikari otoko 麦苅男