Play title:
The Romance in the Gay Quarters / Kuruwa bunshō / 曲輪ぶんしょう

Play Title: The Romance in the Gay Quarters / Kuruwa bunshō / 曲輪ぶんしょう
Author(s): Chikamatsu Monzaemon
First Staged: 1794
Bibliography: Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Kabuki tōjō jinbutsu jiten (Tokyo: Hakusuisha, 2006), p. 687; January 1990 Program

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ID: 03_0319
Type: album
Production: February 1974
Scene: The Yoshidaya Tea House

ID: 21_2139
Type: album
Production: February 1974
Scene: The Yoshidaya Tea House

ID: 21_2141
Type: album
Production: February 1974
Scene: The Yoshidaya Tea House

ID: 21_2143
Type: album
Production: February 1974
Scene: The Yoshidaya Tea House

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Productions

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Date Place
1964 November not recorded
1974 February National Theatre of Japan
1980 January Asahiza
1986 January National Bunraku Theatre
1990 January National Bunraku Theatre
1997 January National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Yoshidaya Tea House Yoshidaya 吉田屋

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Kizaemon Yoshidaya Kizaemon 吉田屋喜左衛門
Otsuru, a maid Nakai Otsuru 仲居お鶴
Okame, a maid Nakai Okame 仲居お亀
Gondayu Gondayū 権太夫
Shishidayu Shishitayū 獅子太夫
Izaemon Fujiya Izaemon 藤屋伊左衛門
Okisa, Kizaemon's wife Nyōbō Okisa 女房おきさ
Yugiri Ōgiya Yūgiri 扇屋夕霧
Professional jester Taikomochi 太鼓持
Little girl attendant Kamuro 禿
Maid Nakai 仲居
Omatsu Nakai Omatsu 仲居お松