Play title:
The Nunobiki Waterfall / Genpei Nunobiki no taki / 源平布引滝

Play Title: The Nunobiki Waterfall / Genpei Nunobiki no taki / 源平布引滝
Author(s): Namiki Senryū (See also Namiki Namiki Sōsuke), Miyoshi Shōraku
First Staged: 1749
Bibliography: Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Kokuritsu Gekijō jōen shiryōshū, edited by Kokuritsu Gekijō Geinō Chōsashitsu, vol. 194, September 1981; Bunraku October 1974 Performance Program

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ID: 663_4_0327_0327
Type: slide
Production: September 1981
Scene: Kurosuke's House

ID: 663_4_0328_0328
Type: slide
Production: September 1981
Scene: Kurosuke's House

ID: 663_4_0329_0329
Type: slide
Production: September 1981
Scene: Kurosuke's House

ID: 663_4_0330_0330
Type: slide
Production: September 1981
Scene: Kurosuke's House

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Productions

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Date Place
1970 November National Theatre of Japan
1974 October Asahiza
1980 July Asahiza
1981 September National Theatre of Japan
1985 August National Theatre of Japan
1986 July National Bunraku Theatre
1990 July National Bunraku Theatre
1993 November National Bunraku Theatre
1993 December National Theatre of Japan

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Imperial Palace Ōuchi 大内
The Nunobiki Waterfall Nunobiki-no taki 布引滝
Yosikata's Mansion Yoshikata yakata 義賢館
Yabase Bay Yabase 矢橋
The Return from Chikubu Island Chikubushima yūran 竹生島遊覧
Kurosuke's House Kurosuke uchi 九郎助内
Inquisition by Seno-o Seno'o Jurō sengi 瀬尾十郎詮議
Sanemori's Explanation Sanemori monogatari 実盛物語
The Spinning Frame Watakuriuma 綿繰馬
The Otowa Hill Otowayama 音羽山
The Biwa Music Matsunami biwa 松波琵琶
The Maple Hill Momijiyama 紅葉山

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Naritada, a court noble Dainagon Naritada 大納言成忠
Suemune, a Heike clansman Osadano Tarō Suemune 長田太郎末宗
Yoshikata, a Genji general Kisono Senjō Yoshikata 木曾先生義賢
Emperor Goshirakawa Goshirakawa Tennō 後白河天皇
Kiyomori, Head of the Heike clan Akinokami Tairano Kiyomori 安芸守平清盛
Tsunetoshi, a Heike clansman Nanbano Rokurō Tsunetoshi 難波六郎常俊
Shigemori, Son of Kiyomori Tairano Shigemori (Komatsuno Naifu Shigemori) 平重盛 (小松内府重盛)
Nagatsune Takahashi Hangan Nagatsune 高橋判官長常
Yukitsuna, a Genji warrior Tadano Kurando Yukitsuna 多田蔵人行綱
Aoi-Gozen, Yoshikata's wife Aoi Gozen 葵御前
Matsuyoi, Yoshikata's daughter Matsuyoi Hime 待宵姫
Kurosuke, a farmer Hyakushō Kurosuke 百姓九郎助
Koman, Kurosuke's daughter Nyōbō Koman 女房小まん
Tarokichi, Koman's son Segare Tarokichi 伜太郎吉
Munemasa, a Heike warrior Shinno Jirō Munemasa 進野次郎宗政
Heinai, Munemasa's retainer Yokota Hyōnai (Heinai) 横田平内
Gunzo, Munemasa's retainer Gunzō 軍蔵
Chuta, a Heike warrior Shiomino Chūta 塩見忠太
Munemori, Son of Shigemori Tairano Munemori 平宗盛
Saemon, a Heike general Hidano Saemon 飛騨左衛門
Sanemori, a Heike general Saitō Sanemori 斎藤実盛
Koyoshi, Kurosuke's wife Kurosuke Nyōbō Koyoshi 九郎助女房小よし
Nisota, Kurosuke's nephew Yabaseno Nisōta 矢橋二惣太
Seno-o, a Heike warrior Senō Jūrō 瀬尾十郎
Village headman Shōya 庄屋
Matsunami Kengyo Matsunami Kengyō 松波検校
Reisui, a highway robber Tanigawa Reisui 谷川冷水
Kozakura, Yukitsuna's daughter Musume Kozakura 娘小桜
Wakaba, a lady-in-waiting Wakabano tsubone 若葉局
Momiji, a lady-in-waiting Momijino tsubone 紅葉局
Moritsugu, a Heike clansman (Etchu Jiro) Ecchū Jirō Moritsugu 越中次郎盛次
Tadamitsu, a Heike clansman (Kazusa Goro) Kazusa Gōrō Tadamitsu 上総五郎忠光
Boatman Sendō 船頭