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Sumidagawa (隅田川)

Contributed by David Surtasky Sumidagawa (隅田川) a fourth category play by Kanze Jūrō Motomasa There was once a Boatman who ferried people across the Sumidagawa, and on a certain day he was impatient to bring his passengers aboard. A Buddhist … Continue reading

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Miwa (三輪)

Contributed by David Surtasky Miwa (三輪) A fourth category play by an unknown author Many, many years ago there was a monk named Genpin. Now Genpin lived at the base of Mount Miwa, somewhat south of Nara. It was a … Continue reading

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Kanawa (鉄輪)

Contributed by David Surtasky Kanawa (鉄輪) A fourth category play by an unknown author Many, many years ago there was a certain Shinto Priest who attended to the Kibune Shrine. Now this shrine was north of Kyoto, on Mount Kurama, … Continue reading

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Shunkan (俊寛)

Contributed by David Surtasky Shunkan (俊寛) A fourth-category play by an unknown author Quite some time ago there was a great war between the Minamoto and Taira clans. It was a terrible war, and many had suffered because of it. … Continue reading

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Motomezuka (求塚)

Contributed by David Surtasky Motomezuka (求塚) (summary) A fourth category play attributed to Kan’nami As is sometimes the case, a group of Monks traveled from the west, making their way to Kyoto. Drawing their traveling cloaks about them, they went … Continue reading

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Kantan (邯鄲)

Contributed by David Surtasky Kantan (邯鄲) (summary) A fourth category play by an unknown author Once there was a village in China named Kantan. Neither poor nor prosperous, the village had an inn, and the inn had a Mistress. At … Continue reading

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Hanjo (斑女)

Contributed by David Surtasky Hanjo (斑女) [summary] A fourth category play by Kanze Motokiyo Zeami At one time there was a Mistress of an Inn at Nogami in the province of Mino some ways from Kyoto. At her inn she … Continue reading

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