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Kagekiyo

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Portrait of Kagekiyo, by Yokoi Kinkoku. LACMA.
  • Author: Zeami
  • Japanese: 景清 (Kagekiyo)

Kagekiyo is a Noh play by Zeami, centering on the Taira clan samurai Taira no Kagekiyo.

The story takes place after the end of the Genpei War; Kagekiyo has been exiled from the capital for his participation in the war opposing the Minamoto clan. His daughter now comes around looking for him, and finds him living as a blind beggar in the countryside.

References

  • Gallery labels, Yokoi Kinkoku "Portrait of Kagekiyo," LACMA, 2012.
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