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Kochō (胡蝶)

Contributed by David Surtasky Dedicated to Jean Ann Wertz of the Zen Mountain Monestary, Mt. Tremperer, NY Kochō (胡蝶) (summary) A third category play by Kanze Nobumitsu One early spring a Monk from the mountains of Yoshino was making his … Continue reading

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Kayoi-Komachi (通小町)

Contributed by David Surtasky Kayoi-Komachi (通小町) (summary) A fourth category play attributed to Ka’nami Quite some time ago there was a reclusive monk who secluded himself in the mountain village of Yase for a summer while pursuing his ascetic training. … Continue reading

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Ama (海女)

Contributed by David Surtasky (Editor’s note: below is a summary of the play “Ama” in accompaniment to David Crandall’s translation/adaptation of the famous scene “Tama-no-Dan.”) Ama (海女) (summary) A fifth category play, author unkown The Fujiwara minister Fusazaki travels to … Continue reading

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