SHITENNď OEDO NO KABURAYA
   
Play title Shitenn˘ Oedo no Kaburaya  In Japanese
The Four Guardians and the Miraculous Arrows of Edo [1]
Author Fukumori Kiusuke [2]
History

Fukumori Kiusuke's kaomise drama "Shitenn˘ Oedo no Kaburaya" was premiered in the 11th lunar month of 1815 [3] at the Nakamuraza. It celebrated the shűmei of Onoe Kikugor˘ III and Kataoka Gach˘ and welcomed in Edo the actor Sawamura Tanosuke II.

Key words Hirai Yasumasa
Kaburaya
Kaomise
Minamoto Raik˘
Minamoto Yorimitsu
Nagauta
Sakata Kintoki
Shitenn˘
Shitenn˘mono
S˘ma Yoshikado
Taira Masakado
Taira Yoshikado
Urabe Suetake
Usui Sadamitsu
Watanabe Tsuna
Summary

Notes

[1] The title "The Four Guardians and the Miraculous Arrows of Edo" was based on "The four lieutenants of demon quelling Yorimitsu and the miraculous arrows of Edo", the original English title used by National Theatre.

[2] The others sakusha working for Fukumori Kiusuke were Shinoda Kinji I, Hon'ya S˘shichi, Matsuchi Sh˘kichi, Hanagasa Rosuke, Kasane Sensuke I and 3 others (most likely Oto Usuke I, Namiki Wakichi and Yamato Yahei).

[3] The opening day was the 1st day of the 11th lunar month of the 12th year of the Bunka era, which was the 1st of December 1815 in the western calendar.

The actors Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII and Onoe Kikugor˘ III playing the roles of Hirai Yasumasa and Minamoto Raik˘ in the drama "Shitenn˘ Oedo no Kaburaya", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1815 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I)

 
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