Play title:
The Woman-Killer and the Hell of Oil / Onnakoroshi abura no jigoku / 女殺油地獄

Play Title: The Woman-Killer and the Hell of Oil / Onnakoroshi abura no jigoku / 女殺油地獄
Author(s): Chikamatsu Monzaemon
First Staged: 1721
Bibliography: Major Plays of Chikamatsu, translated by Donald Keene, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1961); Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Kokuritsu Gekijō jōen shiryōshū, edited by Kokuritsu Gekijō Geinō Chōsashitsu, vol. 224, February 1984; Bunraku February 1982 Performance Program

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ID: 590_2_2497_8641
Type: slide
Production: February 1982
Scene: The Memorial Service

ID: 590_2_2498_8642
Type: slide
Production: February 1982
Scene: The Memorial Service

ID: 590_2_2499_8643
Type: slide
Production: February 1982
Scene: The Memorial Service

ID: 590_2_2500_8644
Type: slide
Production: February 1982
Scene: The Memorial Service

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Date Place
1970 August Asahiza
1973 September National Theatre of Japan
1975 July Asahiza
1978 July Asahiza
1982 February National Theatre of Japan
1984 February National Theatre of Japan
1987 March Others
1989 November National Bunraku Theatre
1992 August National Bunraku Theatre
1997 February National Theatre of Japan

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Riverbank at Tokuan Tokuan tsutsumi 徳庵堤茶店
The House of Kawachiya Kawachiya uchi 河内屋内
The Oil Store Teshimaya Teshimaya aburamise 豊島屋油店
The Memorial Service Teshimaya taiya 豊島屋逮夜

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Okichi Nyōbō Okichi 女房お吉
Okiyo Anemusume Okiyo 姉娘お清
Tea stall proprietor Chamise no teishu 茶店の亭主
Yohei Kawachiya Yohei 河内屋与兵衛
Yagoro Hakeno Yagorō 刷毛の弥五郎
Zembei Kaishu no Zenbei 皆朱の善兵衛
Kogiku Tennōjiya Kogiku 天王寺屋小菊
Brothel Supervisor Tennōjiya kasha 天王寺屋花車
Millionaire escort to Kogiku Aizuno daijin Rōku 会津の大尽蝋九
Moriemon Yamamoto Moriemon 山本森右衛門
Hachiya Oguri Hachiya 小栗八弥
Shichizaemon Teshimaya Shichizaemon 豊島屋七左衛門
Pilgrimage leader Sanjokō Sendatsu 山上講先達
Tokubei Kawachiya Tokubei 河内屋徳兵衛
Osawa Tokubei nyōbō Osawa 徳兵衛女房お沢
Tahei Kawachiya Tahei 河内屋太兵衛
Priest Inari Hōin 稲荷法印
Okachi Imōto Okachi 妹おかち
Kohei Wataya Kohei 綿屋小兵衛
Gorokuro Chōgamiya Gorokurō 帳紙屋五郎九郎
Okichi's second daughter Nakamusume 中娘
Head of police unit Torite gashira 捕手頭
Maid Gejo 下女
Members of religionist group Dōgyōshū 同行衆
Buddhist devotees Kōjū 講中
Policemen Torite 捕手