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Nue (鵺)

Contributed by David Surtasky Nue (鵺) a fifth category play attributed to Zeami There was once, many years ago, a certain Monk who made his way around the provinces visiting numerous temples and shrines. He had gazed at the sky … Continue reading

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Yamamba (山姥)

Contributed by David Surtasky Yamamba (山姥) (summary) A fifth category play attributed to Zeami Many years ago there was a popular dancer in Kyoto nicknamed Hyakuma-yamamba. She was famous for creating a kusemai telling the story of a Yamamba, a … Continue reading

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Kurozuka (黒塚)

Contributed by David Surtasky Kurozuka (黒塚) (summary)  A fifth category play, author unknown. The Buddhist monk Yūkei from the temple in Nachi has decided to make a pilgrimage in the pursuit of alms. He and his companions have made a … Continue reading

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Kazuraki (葛城)

Contributed by David Surtasky Kazuraki (葛城) (summary) A fourth category play, author unknown. Traveling from Mount Haguro a party of mountain priests (yamabushi) have decided to pay a visit to Mount Kazuraki in order to offer prayers to the deity … Continue reading

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