OKUNI-IRI SOGA NAKAMURA
   
Play title Okuni-iri Soga Nakamura  In Japanese
Ch˘ no Hakaze Ume-ni Shibaraku  In Japanese
Sode-ga-Ura Namida no Harusame  In Japanese
Sono Uwasa Sakura no Irodoki  In Japanese
Kiku Ichiza Reiwa no Adauchi  In Japanese
Author Tsuruya Nanboku IV [1]
History

Tsuruya Nanboku IV's new year sogamono drama "Okuni-iri Soga Nakamura" was premiered in the 1st lunar month of 1825 [2] at the Nakamuraza [casting]. Three dance-drama were staged within this new year program: the Tokiwazu-based dance "Ch˘ no Hakaze Ume-ni Shibaraku", the Kiyomoto-based dance "Sode-ga-Ura Namida no Harusame" and the Kiyomoto-based dance "Sono Uwasa Sakura no Irodoki" [3]. This new year drama mixed several sekai as it was a sogamono, a gonpachi-komurasakimono, a sankatsu-hanshichimono and an oshun-denbŕmono. It also added elements from the kantsűmono "Yari no Gonza".

This drama, which fell into oblivion, was revived under the title "Kiku Ichiza Reiwa no Adauchi" at the National Theatre in January 2020. The zagashira for this revival was Living National Treasure Onoe Kikugor˘ [more details]. Kiku Ichiza in the new title meant the troupe led by Kikugor˘ (kiku ichiza), Reiwa was of course the Reiwa era and adauchi (revenge) was a crystal clear hint at a sogamono.

Key words Gonpachi-komurasakimono
Haru Ky˘gen
Hatsu Ky˘gen
Hatsu Shibai
Hatsuharu Ky˘gen
Jidaimono
Kajiwara Genta Kagesue
Kantsűmono
Kiyomoto
Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune
Oshun-denbŕmono
Sankatsu-hanshichimono
Soga Gor˘ Tokimune
Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari
Sogamono
Tokiwazu
Summary

Notes

[1] The others sakusha were Katsui Genpachi, Matsui K˘z˘ II, Mimasuya Nis˘ji, Nakamura Jűsuke IV, Matsui Yűsuke II, Izutsu Yasuke, Shinoda Kinji II and Matsuchi Sh˘kichi.

[2] The opening day was the 20th day of the 1st lunar month of the 8th year of the Bunsei era, which was the 9th of March 1825 in the western calendar.

[3] It was a revival of Sakurada Jisuke I's Tomimoto-based dance-drama, which was premiered in the 3rd lunar month of 1783 in Edo at the Nakamuraza and which ended the nibanme program of the new year sogamono drama "Edo no Hana Mimasu Soga". This dance-drama is still in the Kabuki repertoire and it is commonly called "Migawari Oshun".

Illustration from an ehon banzuke for the staging of the drama "Okuni-iri Soga Nakamura" in the 1st lunar month of 1825 at the Nakamuraza

 
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