Play title:
Sugawara's Secrets of Calligraphy / Sugawara denju tenarai kagami / 菅原伝授手習鑑

Play Title: Sugawara's Secrets of Calligraphy / Sugawara denju tenarai kagami / 菅原伝授手習鑑
Author(s): Takeda Izumo, I, Miyoshi Shōraku, Namiki Senryū (See also Namiki Namiki Sōsuke), Takeda Koizumo
First Staged: 1746
Bibliography: Kokuritsu Gekijō jōen shiryōshū, edited by Kokuritsu Gekijō Geinō Chōsashitsu, vol. 149, February 1978; Bunraku May 1972 Program; Keene, Donald, Bunraku: The Art of the Japanese Puppet Theatre (Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1973)

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ID: 533_2_1487_1400
Type: slide
Production: December 1979 Bunraku Kanshō Kyōshitsu
Scene: The Village School

ID: 533_2_1488_1401
Type: slide
Production: December 1979 Bunraku Kanshō Kyōshitsu
Scene: The Village School

ID: 533_2_1489_1402
Type: slide
Production: December 1979 Bunraku Kanshō Kyōshitsu
Scene: The Village School

ID: 533_2_1490_1403
Type: slide
Production: December 1979 Bunraku Kanshō Kyōshitsu
Scene: The Village School

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Productions

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Date Place
1970 September National Theatre of Japan
1972 May National Theatre of Japan
1974 January Asahiza
1976 March National Theatre of Japan
1976 April Asahiza
1977 July Tour Others
1978 February National Theatre of Japan
1978 December National Theatre of Japan
1979 January Asahiza
1979 December Bunraku Kanshō Kyōshitsu National Theatre of Japan
1983 January Asahiza
1984 May National Theatre of Japan
1984 October Others
1985 June National Bunraku Theatre
1986 August National Bunraku Theatre, Osaka National Bunraku Theatre
1989 April National Bunraku Theatre
1990 March Others
1993 November National Bunraku Theatre
1996 September National Theatre of Japan
2002 April National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Imperial Palace Ōuchi 大内
The Kamo River Bank Kamo tsutsumi 加茂堤
The Handing on the Secrets of Calligraphy Hippō denju 筆法伝授
At the Fence Tsuiji 築地
The Wheat-Gluten Peddler's Travel Michiyuki kotoba no amaikai 道行詞甘替
The Port of Yasui Yasui shiomachi 安井汐待
The Beating of Kariya Tsue sekkan 杖折檻
The Cockcrow Tōtenko 東天紅
The Departure of Michizane Shōjō nagori 丞相名残
The Quarrel Over the Carriage Kurumabiki (Kurumabiki Yoshida shatō) 車曳(車引吉田社頭)
Shiradayu's 70th Birthday Celebration Chasenzake 茶筅酒
The Quarrel Kenka 喧嘩
The Petition Soshō 訴訟
Sakuramaru's Suicide Sakuramaru seppuku 桜丸切腹
Mount Tempai Tenpaizan 天拝山
The Hideout at Kitasaga Kitasaga 北嵯峨
The Enrollment Terairi 寺入り
The Village School Terakoya 寺子屋
The Disaster at the Imperial Palace Ōuchi tenpen 大内天変

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Prince Tokiyo Tokiyo Shinnō 斎世親王
Shihei, Minister of the Left Sadaijin Shihei 左大臣時平 
Michizane Kanshōjō 菅丞相
Gemba Shundō Genba 春藤玄蕃
Tenrankei Tōshi Tenrankei 唐使天蘭敬
Matsuomaru Matsuōmaru 松王丸(舎人) 
Umeomaru Umeōmaru 梅王丸(舎人)
Sakuramaru Sakuramaru 桜丸(舎人)
Kariya Kariyahime 苅屋姫 
Yae, Sakuramaru's wife Nyōbō Yae 女房八重
Kiyotsura Miyoshi Kiyotsura 三善清貫
Lady in waiting Tsubone 局 
Katsuno, a maid Koshimoto Katsuno 腰元勝野
Mareyo Sachūben Mareyo 左中弁希世
Michizane's wife Midaidokoro 御台所
Kanshusai Kanshūsai 菅秀才
Genzo Takebe Genzō 武部源蔵 
Tonami Nyōbō Tonami 女房戸浪
Chikara Arashima Chikara 荒島主税 
Boy Satono warawa 里の童
Girl Satono musume 里の娘
Housewife Satono nyōbō 里の女房 
Tatsuta-no-mae Tatsuta no mae 立田前
Terukuni Hangandai Terukuni 判官代輝国
Kakuju Oba Kakuju 伯母覚寿
Taro Sukune Sukune Tarō 宿禰太郎
Hyoe Hajino Hyōe 土師兵衛
False messenger Nisemukai 贋迎い
Takunai Yakko Takunai 奴宅内
Sugiomaru Sugiōmaru 杉王丸(舎人)
Shiratayu Oya Shiratayū 親白太夫
Jussaku, a farmer Hyakushō Jūsaku 百姓十作
Chiyo, Matsuomaru's wife Nyōbō Chiyo 女房千代
Haru, Umeomaru's wife Nyōbō Haru 女房春
Priest of Anrakuji Temple Anrakuji no sō 安楽寺の僧(住職)
Heima Washizuka Heima 鷲塚平馬
Gengo Hoshizaka Gengo 星坂源吾
Yodarekuri, a naughty boy Yodarekuri よだれくり
Kotaro Isshi Kotarō 一子小太郎
Sansuke, a servant Genan Sansuke 下男三助
Priest Hossho Hosshōbō Ajari 法性坊阿闍梨 
Apprentice priest Deshisō 弟子僧
Children Terako 寺子(手習子)
Samurai Iyo no uchizamurai 伊予の内侍
Constables Torite 捕手
Janitors Jichō 仕丁
Servants Yakko
Maid servants Koshimoto 腰元
Farmers Hyakushō 百姓