Play title:
The Story of Priest Roben / Rōbensugi no yurai / 良弁杉由来

Play Title: The Story of Priest Roben / Rōbensugi no yurai / 良弁杉由来
Author(s): Kako Chika
First Staged: 1887
Bibliography: Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Keene, Donald, Bunraku: The Art of the Japanese Puppet Theatre (Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1973); Kokuritsu Gekijō jōen shiryōshū, edited by Kokuritsu Gekijō Geinō Chōsashitsu, vol. 35, May 1969; Bunraku January 1998 Performance Program

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Date Place
1969 May National Theatre of Japan
1976 April Asahiza
1983 April Asahiza
1988 January National Bunraku Theatre
1992 May National Theatre of Japan
1998 January National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Town of Shiga Shiga no sato 志賀の里
The Sakuranomiya Shrine Sakuranomiya monogurui 桜の宮物狂
The Todaiji Temple Tōdaiji 東大寺
The Nigatsudo Hall Nigatsudō 二月堂

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Lady Nagisa Nagisa no Kata 渚の方
Mitsumaru Mitsumaru 光丸
Saeda Uba Saeda 乳母小枝
Fujino, a maid servant Koshimoto Fujino 腰元藤野
Harue, a maid servant Koshimoto Harue 腰元春枝
Soap bubble vendor Fukidamaya 吹玉屋
Children Satonoko 里の子
Assistant Priest Unya Un'yabō 雲弥坊
Priest Roben Rōben Sōjō 良弁僧正
Apprentice priest Deshisō 弟子僧
Flower Girl Hanauri musume 花売娘
Boatman Sendō 船頭
Servant Sakidomo 先供