Play title:
The Battle of Kawanakajima / Shinshū Kawanakajima kassen / 信州川中島合戦

Play Title: The Battle of Kawanakajima / Shinshū Kawanakajima kassen / 信州川中島合戦
Author(s): Chikamatsu Monzaemon
First Staged: 1721
Bibliography: Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Chikamatsu: 5 Late Plays, translated and annotated by C. Andrew Gerstle (New York: Columbia University Press, c2001); Bunraku February 1996, May 1973 Performance Programs

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Date Place
1973 May National Theatre National Theatre of Japan
1973 July Asahiza
1980 April Asahiza
1989 January National Bunraku Theatre
1996 February National Theatre of Japan

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
Terutora Serves a Meal Terutora haizen 輝虎配膳
Sanetsuna's Mansion Naoe yashiki 直江屋敷

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Terutora Nagao Nagao Terutora 長尾輝虎
Naoe Yamashironokami Naoe Yamashirokami Sanetsuna 直江山城守(実綱)
Amakasu Amakasu 甘糟
Kakizaki Kakizaki 柿崎
Usami Usami 宇佐美
Karaginu Nyōbō Karakinu 女房唐衣
Koshiji Haha Koshiji 母越路
Okatsu Nyōbō Okatsu 女房お勝
Takada, a lady in waiting Takada no tsubone 高田の局
Odai, a maid Koshimoto Odai 腰元お大
Messenger Bansho hayazukai 番所早使
Kansuke Yamamoto Kansuke 山本勘介
Page Ocha koshō お茶小姓