|IROEIRI OTOGI ZďSHI|
|Play titles||Iroeiri Otogi Z˘shi 
A Colorful Tale to Pass the Night 
A Colorful Companion Tale 
Semi Shigure Urami no Yaiba
|Authors||Katsu Hy˘z˘ I|
Katsu Hy˘z˘ I's natsu ky˘gen "Iroeiri Otogi Z˘shi" was premiered in the 6th lunar month of 1808 at the Ichimuraza [casting]. It mixed three sekai as it was a tenjiku-tokubemono (the tales of Tenjiku Tokubŕ), a kohata-koheijimono (the ghost story of the travelling actor Kohata Koheiji) and an otsuma-hachirobŕmono (the sad story of the murder of Otsuma by her husband Hachirobŕ). A Tokiwazu-based dance-drama entitled "Semi Shigure Urami no Yaiba" was staged within this drama as well.
 The title "A Colorful Tale to Pass the Night" comes from "Revenge Drama in European Renaissance and Japanese Theatre: From Hamlet to Madame Butterfly".
 The title "A Colorful Companion Tale" comes from "Something Wicked from Japan: Ghosts, Demons & Y˘kai in Ukiyo-e Masterpieces".
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