Play title:
The Love-Inspired Murder / Koimusume mukashi hachijō / 恋娘昔八丈

Play Title: The Love-Inspired Murder / Koimusume mukashi hachijō / 恋娘昔八丈
Author(s): Matsu Kanshi, Yoshida Kakumaru
First Staged: 1775
Bibliography: Bunraku September 1989, January 1990, November 1970 Performance Programs; Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976)

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Productions

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Date Place
1970 November National Theatre of Japan
1976 April Asahiza
1980 October Asahiza
1985 May National Theatre of Japan
1989 September National Theatre of Japan
1990 January National Bunraku Theatre
1995 January National Bunraku Theatre
1998 April National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Disinheritance of Saizaburo Saiza kandō 才三勘当
The Shirokiya Timber Store Shirokiya 城木屋
The Suzugamori Execution Ground Suzugamori 鈴ヶ森

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Kakunai, a servant Yakko Kakunai 奴角内
Sekinai, a servant Yakko Sekinai 奴関内
Okoma Musume Okoma 娘お駒
Saizaburo Obana Obana Saisaburō 尾花才三郎
Rokuroemon Obana Obana Rokurōemon 尾花六郎右衛門
Johachi Bantō Jōhachi 番頭丈八
Okiku Gejo Okiku 下女おきく
Santa, an apprentice Decchi Santa 丁稚三太
Shobei, Okoma's father Shirokiya Shōbei 城木屋庄兵衛
Tsukudaya Kizo Tsukudaya Kizō 佃屋喜蔵
Shobei's wife Shirokiya (Shōbei) nyōbō 城木屋女房 (庄兵衛女房)
Yatoda Tsutsumi Tsutsumi Yatōda (Yatōta) 堤弥藤太
Watchman Banta 番太
Yatoji Tsutsumi Daikan Tsutsumi Yatōji 代官堤弥藤次
Oyoshi, a maid Gejo Oyoshi 下女およし
Toshichi, in fact Saizaburo Obana Kamiyui Tōshichi jitsuwa Obana Saizaburō 髪結藤七実は尾花才三郎