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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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Momijigari (紅葉狩)

Contributed by David Surtasky Momijigari (紅葉狩) (summary) A fifth category play by Kanze Nobumitsu A delicate and elegant Noble Lady and her companions once traveled deep into the mountains in order to view the autumn leaves of gold and crimson. … Continue reading

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Ebira (箙)

Contributed by David Surtasky Ebira (箙) (summary) A second category play by an unknown author. Once a Monk and his companions set out from far Kyushu on their way to Kyoto. Never having viewed the sites of the capital, they … Continue reading

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Chōbuku Soga (調伏曽我)

(Editor’s note: the below summary is principally derived from “Chōbuku Soga. A Noh Play by Miyamasu,” Laurence Bresler, Monumenta Nipponica , Vol. 29, No. 1 (Spring, 1974), pp. 69-81, Published by: Sophia University.) Contributed by David Surtasky Chōbuku Soga (調伏曽我) (summary) … Continue reading

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Funa-Benkei (船弁慶)

Contributed by David Surtasky Funa-Benkei  船弁慶 (summary) A fourth category play, attributed to Kanze Kojirō Nobumitsu Minamoto no Yoshitsune has gathered together his retainers, and prepares to leave Kyoto and go into self-imposed exile.  Along with his friend and loyal servant, … Continue reading

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