Play title:
The Two Butterflies / Futatsu chōchō kuruwa nikki / 双蝶々曲輪日記

Play Title: The Two Butterflies / Futatsu chōchō kuruwa nikki / 双蝶々曲輪日記
Author(s): Takeda Izumo, II, Miyoshi Shōraku, Namiki Senryū (See also Namiki Namiki Sōsuke), Namiki Sōsuke (See also Namiki Senryū)
First Staged: 1749
Bibliography: Kokuritsu Gekijō jōen shiryōshū, edited by Kokuritsu Gekijō Geinō Chōsashitsu, vol. 143; Keene, Donald, Bunraku: The Art of the Japanese Puppet Theatre (Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1973); Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Bunraku September 1977; September 1989 Performance Program

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ID: 666_4_0376_0376
Type: slide
Production: September 1981
Scene: The Skylight

ID: 666_4_0377_0377
Type: slide
Production: September 1981
Scene: The Skylight

ID: 666_4_0378_0378
Type: slide
Production: September 1981
Scene: The Skylight

ID: 666_4_0379_0379
Type: slide
Production: September 1981
Scene: The Skylight

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Productions

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Date Place
1964 November not recorded
1973 July Asahiza
1977 September National Theatre of Japan
1977 October Asahiza
1981 September National Theatre of Japan
1985 August National Theatre of Japan
1985 September National Bunraku Theatre
1989 September National Theatre of Japan
1989 November National Bunraku Theatre
1994 September National Theatre of Japan
2000 November National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Sumo Arena at Horie Horie sumōba 堀江相撲場
The Rice Shop at Daihojimachi Daihojimachi komeya 大宝寺町米屋
The Fighting at Nambaura Nambaura kenka 難波裏喧嘩
The Town of Hashimoto Hashimoto 橋本
The Skylight Yawata-no sato hikimado 八幡里引窓

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Chogoro Nuregami Nuregami Chōgorō 濡髪長五郎
Tea stall proprietor Chamise teishu 茶店亭主
Chokichi Hanaregoma Hanaregoma Chōkichi 放駒長吉
Oseki Ane Oseki 姉お関
Geta-no-Ichi Geta no Ichi 下駄の市
Node-no-San Node no San 野手の三
Rokubei Dōgyō Rokubei 同行六兵衛
Myorin Ama Myōrin 尼妙林
Gonzaemon Hiraoka Hiraoka Gōzaemon 平岡郷左衛門
Ariemon Mihara Mihara Ariemon 三原有右衛門
Yogoro Yamazaki Yamazaki Yogorō 山崎与五郎
Azuma Fujiya Azuma 藤屋吾妻
Oteru Yome Oteru 嫁お照
Oyoshi Gejo Oyoshi 下女およし
Jimbei Kagokaki Jinbei 駕籠舁甚兵衛
Tasuke Kagokaki Tasuke 駕籠舁太助
Jibuemon Hashimoto Hashimoto Jibuemon 橋本治部右衛門
Yojibei Yamazaki Yamazaki Yojibei 山崎与次兵衛
Shohachi, a senior employee Tedai Shōhachi 手代庄八
Junior employee Decchi 丁稚
Ohaya Nyōbō Ohaya 女房お早
Chogoro's mother Chōgorō haha (Jūjibei haha) 長五郎母(十次兵衛母)
Jujibei Nampo Nanpō Jūjibei 南方十次兵衛
Tampei Hiraoka Hiraoka Tanpei 平岡丹平
Denzo Mihara Mihara Denzō 三原伝蔵
Buddhist devotee Dōgyōshū 同行衆