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NHK ソフトウェア

Overview
Works: 133 works in 147 publications in 1 language and 944 library holdings
Genres: Filmed kabuki plays  Drama  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Filmed plays  Kabuki plays  Historical films  Television adaptations  Television mini-series 
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Most widely held works by NHK ソフトウェア
Kanjinchō( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of a kabuki play set in the 12th century, an age of civil war, when two military clans battle for political supremacy
Hanabusa shūjaku jishi ; Sumidagawa = [Shūjaku lion dance ; Sumida River]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sumidagawa: A widow discovers that her only son has gone missing from the temple where he was being educated. While searching for her lost child, she encounters a boatman on the Sumida River who leads her to his grave. Learning of her son's death, the woman madly chases after his ghost then collapses on his grave, vowing to spend the rest of her life in prayer
Yoshitsune senbonzakura. [Yoshitsune and the 1000 cherry trees. In Kawatsura Hōgen's palace ; In the inner garden ; At the Zaōdō Hall]( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three scenes presented here come from the fourth and fifth act of this historical drama set in the late 12th century. In the final scene Ichikawa Ennosuke performs his signature piece as the enchanted fox
Ichinotani futaba gunki. Kumagai's battle camp( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the classics of the jidaimono or historical plays, this famous act chronicles a dramatic incident during the Battle of Ichinotani, during the long war between Genji and the Heike Clans. General Kumagai is, like many Kabuki tragic heroes, a victim of the medieval Japanese code of honor. Confronted with the prospect of having to kill the Emperor's son, he beheads his own son instead. Released from further duty, he spends his last days as a wandering priest
Yamato Takeru( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the legend of the second century warrior hero who conquered the southern islands, expanding the territory of Japan for the Imperial Government
Sugawara denju tenarai kagami( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This final act of Sugawara denju tenarai kagami = Sugawara's secrets of calligraphy is one of the great tragic scenes in all Kabuki in which Matsuōmaru and his wife Chiyo sacrifice their own child so that the son of their Lord Michizane may live
Shiranami gonin otoko : Aoto-zōshi hana no nishikie( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the notorious bandit Benten Kozō and his cohorts, a sinister and menacing group who live outside the law but who nevertheless abide by their own code of honor
Ise ondo koi no netaba : Nohara jizōmae no ba kara Aburaya okuniwa no ba made( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an actual multiple murder in the Aburaya Tea House, this play is one of the most popular in the Kabuki repertoire, combining action, intrigue and murder. This play is a staple of summer Kabuki performances in the belief that the audience will be cooled as they shiver with fear through the horrific killing scene
Honchō nijūshikō. Heike monogatari, Kenrei Mon'in = [Japan's twenty-four paragons of filial piety. The ten types of incense ; The tale of the Heike, Kenrei Mon'in]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jusshukō: Set in the 16th century, this play depicts and power struggle between two warlords feuding over a sacred helmet
Koibikyaku Yamato ōrai. [The courier for Hell. Breaking the seal]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The courier Chūbei, tormented by love for the courtesan Umegawa, cannot resist the temptation to break open a packet of money he is carrying for a customer
Kumo ni magō Ueno no hatsuhana : Kōchiyama( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Kōchiyama, a notorious gambler and extortionist who masquerades as a Buddhist Priest
Togitatsu no utare : Noda-ban( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First staged in 1925, this version has been updated by noted director Noda Hideki. A comic drama, inspired by a real life event from 1827, this piece takes the age-old theme of samurai honor and revenge presenting it in a refreshingly modern light with touches of irony
Ippon gatana dohyō iri = [The wrestling ring and the sword]( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play from the 1930s featuring characters from the underworld: gangsters, thieves and prostitutes. The sumo wrestler Mohei, finding himself penniless, is helped by the waitress Otsuta. Years later he revisits her tea house and is able to return her kindness
Fujimusume ; Yasuna ; Sagimusume = [The wisteria maiden ; Yasuna ; The heron maiden]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three great dances of Kabuki performed by onnagata performers. Fujimusume s a dance of unrequited love; the wisteria maiden recalls the promises of an unfaithful lover. Yasuna is a court astrologer who goes mad with grief after his betrothed commits suicide when caught up in a court intrigue. Sagimusume is also a story of unrequited love; the heron is transformed into a maiden who remembers her tragically unfulfilled longings through dance
Dattan : Nigatsudō hihō( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninin-Wankyū = The two Wankyus: One of the oldest dances in the Kabuki repertoire; recounts the story of Wanya Kyūbei, the son of a rich merchant who fell in love with the courtesan Matsuyama. He squanders such huge amounts of money on his visits to the courtesan that his parents finally place him under house arrest. He escapes and wanders the streets penniless, eventually drowning in the Aji River
Kenuki, Narukami( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The full play Narukami Fudō Kitayama Zakura consisted of 5 acts, and Kenuki and Narukami are two of those acts, usually performed independently of each other. They are jidaimono and comprise 2 of the Kabuki Jūhachiban, associated with the Danjūrō line of actors. Narukami is set in the 9th century during the reign of the boy emperor Yōzei. The great priest Narukami has imprisoned all the dragons that cause rain to fall, because he feels betrayed by a promise that the young emperor has broken. The land is in a severe drought and the emperor sends a beautiful courtwoman to seduce Narukami and release the dragons. Kenuki is a play about power, politics, revenge, and drought
Tokaiya, Daimotsu no Ura( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This DVD presents Tokai-ya and Daimotsu no Ura; from the second act of Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura, originally one of the great masterpieces of the Bunraku Puppet Theatre. The scene ends with a powerful sequence in which warrior Tomomori, tied to huge anchor, throws himself into the sea
Iga-goe dōchū sugoroku( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally written for puppet theatre, and adapted for the kabuki stage. The full play is comprised of 10 acts, each of which took place at a different spot along the major thoroughfare named Tōkaidō which connects Edo and Osaka/Kyoto region. This part of the play takes place at Numazu. The story is in the form sewamono and tells about divided loyalties and a longstanding vendetta over a murder in which a father and son find themselves on the opposite sides of the conflict. Each loyal to his own cause, they are prevented from revealing their true identities
NHK 20-seiki Nihon daisaigai no kiroku( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daichi no ko by Qirong Gang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seven year old Japanese boy and his younger sister are stranded in China at the end of World War II. The boy is adopted by a Chinese school teacher and his wife and is raised Chinese. He has a hard life as a despised alien. He survives through the cultural revolution, meets his natural father and then has a choice of remaining in China or returning to a Japan
 
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