Taro Kaja Kyogen
Roasting Chestnuts, Shidohogaku the
Horse, The Sound of Bells, Six Ox-loads
of Wood, The Dropped Gift, Horizontal Singing,
Rope Twisting, The Delicious Poison,
Also called Servant Kyogen, these plays
feature the servant Taro Kaja as the main
character. He loves drinking wine, neglects
his duties, is an honest man, is very clever,
is basically a coward, is intelligent, and
is lazy\this is the complex set of contradictions
that make up Taro Kaja, the most representative
and most fascinating character in the human
comedy known as Kyogen.
In Shidohogaku the Horse, according to
the Master's orders, Taro Kaja borrows some
tea, a sword, and a horse from the Master's
uncle, who says that whenever he clears
his throat, the horse will rear up; after
having been thrown off, the Master chases
Taro Kaja off stage, threatening punishment.
Son-in-Law Kyogen / Woman Kyogen
Two-in-One Hakama, The Son-in-Law in
the Boat, The Magic Fish Hook, The Water-Throwing
Son-in-Law, Farmer Oko and Farmer Sako,
Suicide with a Sickle, The Stingy Aunt's
Wine, Narihira's Rice Cakes, etc.
These kinds of plays revolve around characters
such as sons-in-law who visit their wives'
parents and cause all sorts of trouble,
wives who outdo their husbands, or husbands
that wives cannot depend on\depicting the
drama of everyday human situations.