List of Noh plays (A–M)

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This is a complete list of extant pre-modern Noh plays, their supposed authors, and categorisations. A short English translation of the title is given where one exists. A list of those plays which have a separate article on Wikipedia can be found here.

Some plays are given different names by different schools. The words bangai kyoku signify that a play is no longer part of current repertoire.

Name Kanji Cat Author
Adachi ga hara
=Kurozuka
安達原
or 黒塚
2 Zeami
Aisomegawa 藍染川 4/5 unknown
Akechi uchi
Conquest of Akechi
明智討 2 Ōmura Yūko
Akogi 阿漕 4 unknown
Ama
Diver Woman
海女
or 海士
5 unknown
Aoi no ue
Lady Aoi
葵上 4 unknown, rev. Zeami
Arashiyama 嵐山 1 Komparu Zenpō
Aridōshi 蟻通 4 Zeami
Asagao 朝顔(槿)  ?  ???
Ashikari
The Reed Cutter
芦刈
or 葦刈
4 Zeami
Asukagawa
Asuka River
飛鳥川 4 unknown
Atago Kūya 愛宕空也 5 Kanze Kojirō Nobumitsu
Ataka 安宅 4 unknown
Atsumori 敦盛 2 Zeami
Awaji 淡路 1 kusemai by Zeami
Aya no Tsuzumi
The Damask Drum
綾鼓 4 unknown
Bashō
The Basho Tree
芭蕉 3 Komparu Zenchiku
Bukan 豊干 4 unknown
Chibiki 千引 5 unknown
Chikubushima 竹生島 1 unknown
Chōbuku Soga 調伏曽我 4 Miyamasu
Chōryō 張良 5 Kanze Nobumitsu
Chūrei 忠霊  ?  ???
Daibutsu kuyō
=Nara mōde
Dedication Rite
for Great Buddha
大仏供養
or 奈良詣
4 unknown
Daie 大会 5 unknown
Daihanya 大般若 4/5 bangai kyoku
revived 1983
Dairokuten 第六天 5 unknown
Danpū
Sandalwood Winds (?)
檀風
or 壇風
4/5 unknown
Darani Ochiba
see also Ochiba
陀羅尼落葉 3 unknown
Dōjōji 道成寺 4 unknown
Dōmyōji 道明寺 1 unknown
Ebira 2 unknown
Eboshi-ori
The Eboshi Maker
烏帽子折 5 Miyamasu
Eguchi
Mouth-of-Sound
江口 3 Kan'ami, rev. Zeami
Ema
The Votive Tablet
絵馬 1 Kongō nanigashi
Enoshima 江野島
or 江島
1 Kanze Nagatoshi
Fuji
The Spirit of the Wisteria
3 unknown
Fujidaiko
Fuji's drum
富士太鼓 4 unknown
Fujisan 富士山
or 不二山
1 unknown
Fujito
The Wisteria Gate
藤戸 4 unknown
Funabashi
The Boat Bridge
船橋 4 unknown, rev. Zeami
Funa Benkei
Benkei on Board
舟弁慶
or 船弁慶
5 Kanze Nobumitsu
Fushimi 伏見  ? Zeami?
Futari Giō
=Giō
二人祇王 3 unknown
Futari Shizuka
The Two Shizukas
二人静 3 unknown
Gekkyūden
=Tsurukame
月宮殿 1 unknown
Gendayu 源太夫 1 Kiami
Genji kuyō
Commemoration of Genji
源氏供養 3 unknown
Genjō
=Kenjō
玄象
or 絃上
 ? Kawakami kannushi?
Genpuku Soga 元服曽我 4 Miyamasu?
Genzai nue 現在鵺 5 unknown
Genzai shichimen 現在七面 4 unknown
Genzai Tadanori 現在忠度 4 unknown
Genzai Tomoe 現在巴 4 unknown
Giō 祇王 3 unknown
Go  ? bangai kyoku
Goō 護法 4 unknown
Hachi no ki
The Potted Trees
鉢木 4 unknown
Hagoromo
The Feather Mantle
羽衣 3 unknown
Hajitomi
The Lattice Shutter
半蔀 3 Naitō nanigashi
(Zaemon?)
Hakurakuten 白楽天 1 unknown
Hana-ikusa 花軍 4 Kanze Nagatoshi
Hanagatami
The Flower Basket
花筐 4 Zeami
Hanjo
Lady Han
斑女 4 Zeami
Hashi Benkei
Benkei on the Bridge
橋弁慶 4 unknown
Hatsuyuki
Virgin Snow
初雪 4 Komparu Zenpō
Hibariyama
Skylark Mountain
雲雀山 4 unknown
Higaki
The Cypress Fence
桧垣 3 Zeami
Himuro 氷室 1 Miyamasu
Hitachi-obi 常陸帯 4/5 unknown
Hiun 飛雲 5 unknown
Hōjōgawa
The River for Setting Things Free
放生川 1 Zeami
Hōkazō
The Hoka Priest(s)
放下僧 4 unknown
Hōso 彭祖 4 unknown
Hotoke no hara 仏原 3 unknown
Hyakuman
Million
百万 4 Kan'ami, rev. Zeami
Ikarikazuki
The Anchor Draping
碇潜 5 Komparu Zenpō
Ikenie
The Pool Sacrifice
生贄
or 池贄
 ?  ???
Ikkaku sennin
One-Horned Wizard
一角仙人 5 Komparu Zenpō
Name Kanji Cat Author
Ikuta Atsumori 生田敦盛 2 Komparu Zenpō
Iwafune 岩船 1 unknown
Izutsu
The Well Cradle
井筒 3 Zeami
Jinen koji
Jinen the Preacher
自然居士 4 Kan'ami
Kagekiyo 景清 4 unknown
Kagetsu 花月 4 unknown
Kakitsubata
The Iris
杜若 3 Zeami? or Zenchiku
Kamo 賀茂 1 Komparu Zenpō
Kamo monogurui
Madwoman at Kamo Shrine
賀茂物狂 4 unknown
Kamo no Chōmei 鴨長明  ?  ???
Kanameishi 要石  ?  ???
Kanawa
The Iron Crown/Tripod
鉄輪 4 unknown
Kanehira
Imai's End
兼平 2 unknown
Kanemaki 鐘巻  ? Kanze Nobumitsu
Kannyōkyū
Kannyō Palace
咸陽宮 4 unknown
Kantan
Life and Dream
邯鄲 4 unknown
Kappo 合浦
or 合甫
5 unknown
Kasa sotoba
The Covered Gravepost
笠卒塔婆  ? Kanze Motomasa?
bangai kyoku
Kashiwazaki 柏崎 4 Enami Saemon, rev. Zeami
Kasuga Ryūjin
The Kasuga Dragon God
春日龍神 5 unknown
Kayo Komachi
The Courtship of Komachi
通小町 4 Kan'ami, rev. Zeami
Kazuraki 葛城 3 Zeami
Kazuraki tengu 葛城天狗 5 Kanze Nagatoshi
Kenjō
Genjō
絃上
or 玄象
5 Kawakami kannushi
Kiku jidō
Makura jidō
菊慈童
or 枕慈童
4 unknown
Kinsatsu
The Golden Tablet
金札 1 Kan'ami
Kinuta
The Fulling Block
4 Zeami
Kirikane Soga 切兼曽我 4 unknown
Kiso
Lord Kiso
木曽 4 unknown
Kiyotsune 清経 2 Zeami
Kochō 胡蝶 3 Kanze Nobumitsu
Kodama Ukifune
The Wood Spirit Ukifune
木霊浮舟
or 木玉浮舟
 ? bangai kyoku
Kogō
Lady Kogō
小督 4 Komparu Zenchiku
Koi no Matsubara 恋の松原 4 unknown
Koi no omoni
The Burden of Love
恋重荷 4 Zeami
Kokaji 小鍛冶 5 unknown
Komachi uta arasoi  ???  ?  ???
Komachi sōshi  ???  ?  ???
Kosode Soga
Soga's Robes
小袖曽我 4 unknown
Kōtei 皇帝 5 Kanze Nobomitsu
Kōu 項羽 5 unknown
Kōya monogurui
The Madman of Mt. Kōya
高野物狂 4 Zeami, Kanze Motomasa
Kumasaka
The Robber
熊坂 5 unknown
Kurama tengu 鞍馬天狗 5 Miyamasu
Kureha 呉服 1 Zeami?
Kurikara otoshi
The Fall from Kurikara
倶利伽羅落  ? bangai kyoku
Kurozuka
=Adachi ga hara
黒塚 or
安達原
2 Zeami
Kurumazō 車僧 5 unknown
Kusanagi 草薙 4 unknown
Kuse no to 久世戸 1 Kanze Nobumitsu
Kusu no tsuyu
Camphor Tree in Dew
楠露 4 unknown
Kuzu 国栖 5 unknown
Maiguruma
The Dance Waggons
舞車 4 bangai kyoku
Makiginu
Rolls of Silk
巻絹 3 unknown
Makura Jidō
Jidō and the Pillow
Kiku Jidō
枕慈童 4 unknown
Manjū
see also Nakamitsu (K)
満仲 4 unknown
Mari
The Football
 ? bangai kyoku
Matsu no o 松尾 1 unknown
Matsukaze
The Wind in the Pines
松風 3 Kan'ami, rev. Zeami
Matsumushi
The Pine Cricket
松虫 4 Komparu Zenchiku
Matsuyama kagami
The Mirror of Matsuyama
松山鏡 5 unknown
Matsuyama tengu 松山天狗 5 unknown
Mekari 和布刈 1 Komparu Zenchiku
Michimori 通盛 2 Seiami, rev. Zeami
Miidera 三井寺 4 unknown
Mimosuso
=Mimosuso-gawa
御裳濯 1 Zeami?
Minase 水無瀬 4 unknown
Minazuki-barae
June Purification Rite
水無月祓 4 Zeami
Minobu 身延 3 unknown
Mitsuyama
Three Mountains
三山 4 unknown
Miwa 三輪 3 Zeami?
Mochizuki 望月 4 unknown
Momijigari
The Maple Viewing
紅葉狩 5 Kanze Nobumitsu
Morihisa 盛久 4 Kanze Motomasa
Motomezuka
The Grave Sought
求塚 4 Kan'ami?
Murogimi 室君 4 unknown
Murozumi 室住  ? bangai kyoku
Mutsura 六浦 3 Komparu?

References[edit]

This list is largely a condensed version of that compiled by Michael Watson at Meiji Gakuin University, which includes more information on translations into European languages and relevant journal articles. [1]