Play title:
The Battle of Sakamoto Castle / Ōmi Genji senjin yakata / 近江源氏先陣館

Play Title: The Battle of Sakamoto Castle / Ōmi Genji senjin yakata / 近江源氏先陣館
Author(s): Chikamatsu Hanji, Yatami Heishichi, Matsuda Saiji, Miyoshi Shōraku, Takeda [Shinmatsu?], Chikamatsu Tōnan, Takemoto Saburobei
First Staged: 1769
Bibliography: Kokuritsu Gekijō jōen shiryōshū, edited by Kokuritsu Gekijō Geinō Chōsashitsu, vol. 215, May 1983; Keene, Donald, Bunraku: The Art of the Japanese Puppet Theatre (Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1973); Bunraku May 1983 Performance Program

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Date Place
1969 September National Theatre of Japan
1973 January Asahiza
1974 September National Theatre of Japan
1975 January Asahiza
1981 January Asahiza
1983 May National Theatre of Japan
1987 September National Theatre of Japan
1987 November National Bunraku Theatre
1994 January National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
Shitobei's House Shitobei sumika 四斗兵衛住家
Sakamoto Castle Sakamotojō 坂本城
The Visit of Wada Byoe Wada Byōe jōshi 和田兵衛上使
Love for Koshiro (See also Moritsuna's War Camp) Koshirō on'ai (See also Moritsuna jinya) 小四郎恩愛 (See also 盛綱陣屋)
Moritsuna Identifies a Head (See also Moritsuna's War Camp) Moritsuna kubi jikken (See also Moritsuna Jinya) 盛綱首実検 (See also 盛綱陣屋)
Moritsuna's War Camp (See also Love for Koshiro and Moritsuna Identifies a Head) Moritsuna jinya (See also Koshirō on'ai and Moritsuna kubi jikken) 盛綱陣屋 (See also 小四郎恩愛 and 盛綱首実検)
Takatsuna's Hideout Takatsuna kakurega 高綱隠れ家

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Moritsuna Sasaki Moritsuna 佐々木盛綱 (佐々木三郎兵衛盛綱)
Takatsuna Sasaki Takatsuna (Sasaki Shirōsaemon Takatsuna) 佐々木高綱 (佐々木四郎左衛門高綱)
Kagaribi Tsuma Kagaribi 妻篝火
Shinzaemon Furugōri Shinzaemon 古郡新左衛門
Koshiro Koshirō (Koshirō Takashige) 小四郎 (小四郎高重)
Kosaburo Kosaburō (Kosaburō Morikiyo) 小三郎 (小三郎盛清)
Mimyo Haha Mimyō 母微妙
Hayase Tsuma Hayase 妻早瀬
Shitobei, in fact Byoe Kagokaki Shitobei jitsuwa Wada Byōe Hidemori 駕籠舁四斗兵衛実は和田兵衛秀盛
First messenger Chūshin 注進
Second messenger Nido no Chūshin 二度の注進
Tokimasa Hōjō Tokimasa 北條時政
Magohachi Takeshitano Magohachi 竹下孫八
Juro Hangaino Jūrō 榛谷十郎
Bonta Bonta ぼん太
Sonobenosuke Hanaoka Sonobenosuke 花岡園部之介
Kotoji Tanimura Kotōji 谷村小藤治
Rokuro Shinomiya Rokurō 四宮六郎
Tokimasa's double Nise Tokimasa 贋時政
Helmeted warrior Yoroimusha 鎧武者
Spy Shinobi 忍び
Omaki Nyōbō Omaki 女房おまき
Zenbei, a candle dealer Rōsokuya Zenbei 蝋燭屋善兵衛
Kataoka Kataoka Mikinokami 片岡造酒頭
Chozo, in fact Miuranosuke Shiouri Chōzō jitsuwa Miuranosuke Yoshimura 塩売長蔵実は三浦之助義村
Tokihime Hōjō Tokihime 北条時姫
Tokihime, in fact Suminoe Hōjō Tokihime jitsuwa Suminoe 北条時姫実は住之江
Oyotsu, in fact Kagaribi Oyotsu jitsuwa tsuma Kagaribi およつ実は妻篝火
Jirosaku, in fact Takatsuna Jirosaku jitsuwa Sasaki Takatsuna 二郎作実は佐々木高綱