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Keisei-gai Kyogen

【傾城買狂言】

【KEISEIGAIKYOGEN】

 
  • “Kuruwa Bunsho”, one of Keisei-gai Kyogen plays. Nakamura Matsue 5th (Nakamura Kaishun 2nd) as Yugiri and Nakamura Tomijuro 5th as Izaemon. December, 1992 at the National Theatre. (Y_E0100176000365)
It refers to the plays about the prostitutes and their customers at a red-light district during the Edo period. The name of the play is taken from the highest-ranked prostitutes who were called Keisei. This Kyogen is said to have carried on the style of the dance “tea-house play” in Okuni’s Kabuki. It was incorporated into O-ie sodo mono in Kamigata region during the Genroku period and was frequently performed. The style of Wagoto is said to have been created from the scene of Keisei-gai (buying the service of prostitutes).

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