KO-NO-MI - KOKINGO UCHIJINI
   
Play title Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura  In Japanese
Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees
Authors Takeda Izumo II
Miyoshi Sh˘raku
Namiki Senryű I
History

The play "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura" was originally written for the puppet theater (Bunraku) and staged for the first time in the 11th lunar month of 1747 in ďsaka at the Takemotoza. It was adapted for Kabuki the following year and staged for the first time in the 1st lunar month of 1748 in Ise with Kataoka Nizaemon IV (Tokaiya Ginpei, Yokawa no Zenji Kakuhan) and Yamamoto Koheiji (Tadanobu). It was performed for the first time in a city licensed theater in the 5th lunar month of 1748, in Edo at the Nakamuraza [casting]. The "Ko-no-Mi" and "Kokingo Uchijini" scenes were performed with Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ III, Ichikawa Yaoz˘ I, Arashi Tamagashiwa, Sawamura Utagiku and Nakamura Nakaz˘ I in the roles of Gonta, Kokingo, Wakaba-no-Naishi, Gonta's wife Kosen and Gonta's son Zenta. The first performance in ďsaka was done in the 8th lunar month of 1748, at the Naka no Shibai [casting], and the "Ko-no-Mi" and "Kokingo Uchijini" scenes were performed by Nakamura Utaemon I (Gonta), Ichimura Sanohachi (Wakaba-no-Naishi, Kosen) and Yamatoya Jinbŕ IV (Kokingo).

Structure The "Ko-no-Mi" and "Kokingo Uchijini" scenes, which are nowadays regularly performed, are the first and second scenes of act III.
Key words Genpei-kassenmono
Gidayű Ky˘gen
Giri/Ninj˘
Tachimawari
Heike
Summaries

==> Redirection to    Ko-no-Mi

==> Redirection to    Kokingo Uchijini

The "Konomi" scene of the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura", which was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1792 at the Kado no Shibai
The main actors were Ichikawa Danz˘ IV (Igami no Gonta), Asao Tamejűr˘ I (Yazaemon), Arashi Shinpei III (Kokingo) and Asao Sennosuke (Wakaba-no-Naishi)

 
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