Play title:
The Love of Osome and Hisamatsu / Shinpan utazaimon / 新版歌祭文

Play Title: The Love of Osome and Hisamatsu / Shinpan utazaimon / 新版歌祭文
Author(s): Chikamatsu Hanji
First Staged: 1780
Bibliography: Keene, Donald, Bunraku: The Art of the Japanese Puppet Theatre (Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1973); Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); January 1993 Program; February 1971 Program

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ID: 626_3_0001_0001
Type: slide
Production: December 1984
Scene: The Village of Nozaki

ID: 626_3_0002_0002
Type: slide
Production: December 1984
Scene: The Village of Nozaki

ID: 626_3_0003_0003
Type: slide
Production: December 1984
Scene: The Village of Nozaki

ID: 626_3_0004_0004
Type: slide
Production: December 1984
Scene: The Village of Nozaki

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Productions

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Date Place
1971 February National Theatre of Japan
1974 November National Theatre of Japan
1975 April Asahiza
1977 August Hokkaido Tour Others
1979 April Asahiza
1980 December Bunraku Kanshō Kyōshitsu National Theatre of Japan
1983 April Asahiza
1984 December National Theatre of Japan
1987 January National Bunraku Theatre
1987 December Bunraku Kanshō Kyōshitsu National Theatre of Japan
1990 March Others
1990 December Bunraku Kanshō Kyōshitsu National Theatre of Japan
1992 May National Theatre of Japan
1993 January National Bunraku Theatre
1994 December Bunraku Kanshō Kyōshitsu National Theatre of Japan

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Zama Shrine Zama yashiro 座摩社前
The Village of Nozaki Nozakimura 野崎村
Nagamachi Street Nagamachi 長町
The Oil Store Aburaya 油屋
The Storehouse Kuraba 蔵場

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Hisamatsu Decchi Hisamatsu 丁稚久松
Kosuke Tedai Kosuke 手代(久三の)小助
Sashiro Yamagaya Yamagaya Sashirō 山家屋佐四郎
Fortune teller Yamabushi Hōin 山伏法印
Osome Musume Osome 娘お染
Oden Gejo Oden 下女お伝
Kihachi Genan Kihachi 下男喜八
Kanroku Abura shibori Kanroku 油絞り(だはの)勘六
Yachuta Suzuki Yachūta 鈴木弥忠太
Kinemon Okamura, in fact Genzo Okamura Kinemon (jitsuwa Kishū no Genzō) 岡村金右衛門(実は 紀州の源蔵)
Kyusaku Oya Kyūsaku 親久作
Omitsu Musume Omitsu 娘おみつ
Omitsu's mother Omitsu no haha おみつの母 
Oyoshi Gejo Oyoshi 下女およし
Okatsu Aburaya Okatsu 油屋お勝
Boatman Sendō 船頭
Palanquin bearer Kagoya 駕屋
Ballad book seller Saimon uri 祭文売り(ながしの祭文)
Kyubei Aburashibori Kyūbei 油絞り久兵衛
Chohachi Aburashibori Chōhachi 油絞り長八 
Osatsu, a maid servant Gejo Osatsu 下女おさつ
Sakino, a courtesan Jorō Sakino 女郎咲野 
Proprietor of the Tanakaya tea house Tanakaya teishu 田中屋亭主
Osho Uba Oshō 乳母お庄