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Rashomon (Noh)

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  • Japanese: 羅生門 (Rashoumon)

Rashômon is a Noh play by Kanze Kojirô Nobumitsu, which tells the story of Watanabe no Tsuna and the demon woman Ibaraki.

Watanabe no Tsuna fights the demon Ibaraki at the Rashô Gate (Rashômon) of Heian-kyô, and defeats it by cutting off the demon's arm. He makes off with the arm, but the demon eventually returns to reclaim it.

References

  • Gallery labels, "Rashô Gate (Rashômon)," Santa Barbara Museum of Art.[1]
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