SHITENNď YAGURA NO ISHIZUE
   
Play title Shitenn˘ Yagura no Ishizue  In Japanese
Yuki Akari  In Japanese
Aru Toki-ha Koi no Omoni  In Japanese
Yotsu no Tami Tsuzuku Nishikie  In Japanese
The Four Guardians and the Foundation Stone of the Drum Tower [1]
Author Fukumori Kyűsuke I, Katsu Hy˘z˘ I [2]
History

Katsu Hy˘z˘ I's kaomise drama "Shitenn˘ Yagura no Ishizue" was premiered in the 11th lunar month of 1810 [3] at the Ichimuraza [casting]. Three dance-drama were staged within this kaomise program: the Nagauta-based dance "Yuki Akari", the Tokiwazu-based dance "Aru Toki-ha Koi no Omoni" and the Nagauta-based dance "Yotsu no Tami Tsuzuku Nishikie".

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

Notes

[1] Sh˘riya Aragor˘'s awkward translation: the four guardians (shitenn˘) and the foudation stone (ishizue) of the drum tower (yagura).

[2] The others sakusha were Sakurada Jisuke II, Shimizu Sh˘shichi I, Tsuchii Hy˘shichi I, Katsuura Shűz˘, Narita Yasuke, Kameyama Tamesuke, Tana S˘hachi I and Iozaki Kyűsuke.

[3] The opening day was the 3rd day of the 11th lunar month of the 7th year of the Bunka era, which was the 29th of November 1810 in the western calendar.

Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V (top/right) and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III (bottom/left) playing the roles of S˘ma Tar˘ Yoshikado and Watanabe Genji Tsuna in the kaomise drama "Shitenn˘ Yagura no Ishizue", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1810 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni III)

 
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