Play title:
The Inauspicious Sword / Sakuratsuba urami no samezaya / 桜鍔恨鮫鞘

Play Title: The Inauspicious Sword / Sakuratsuba urami no samezaya / 桜鍔恨鮫鞘
Author(s): Takeshiba Kamesuke
First Staged: 1773
Bibliography: Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Bunraku November 1971, November 1993 Performance Programs

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Date Place
1970 October Asahiza
1971 November National Theatre of Japan
1981 November Asahiza
1993 November National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

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The Second-Hand Article Dealer's at Unagidani Unagidani 鰻谷

Characters

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Yahei Kōguya Yahei 香具屋弥兵衛
Jubei Tenpo no Jūbei てんぽの十兵衛
Otsuma's mother Otsuma no haha お妻の母
Otsuma Nyōbō Otsuma 女房お妻
Ohan Musume Ohan 娘お半
Hachirobei Furuteya Hachirobei 古手屋八郎兵衛
Gimpachi Nakashi Ginpachi 仲仕銀八