Tag Archives: yamabushi

Nomori (野守)

Contributed by David Surtasky Nomori (野守) A fifth category play by Motokiyo Zeami Quite some time ago, a Mountain Priest was traveling, as they often do. From the north, he was making his way to Mount Kazuraki. He passed through … Continue reading

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Kurama-tengu (鞍馬天狗)

Contributed by David Surtasky Kurama-tengu (鞍馬天狗) A fifth category play (attributed to Miyamasu) A certain Yamabushi (mountain priest) from the valley of Sōjō-ga-tani had heard that there would be a cherry blossom viewing party on the nearby Mount Kurama. He … Continue reading

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Dōjō-ji (道成寺)

Contributed by David Surtasky Dōjō-ji (道成寺) (summary)  A fourth category play by Kanze Kojirō Nobumitsu Dōjō-ji Temple had not had a hanging bell for a long time. The reason for this was a terrible circumstance that had happened in the … 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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Aoi no Ue (葵上)

Contributed by David Surtasky Aoi no Ue (summary) A fourth category play attributed to Zeami (At the front of the stage is laid a kosode representing the stricken Lady Aoi.) A courtier arrives and announces that he serves the retired … Continue reading

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