Complete summary of Sugimori Nobumori’s The Love Suicides at Sonezaki. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Love Suicides at. Sonezaki shinju (original title) The Love Suicides at Sonezaki See more» The plot is like half of the kabuki repertoire: a young man loves a geisha, but. In Sonezaki, Osaka Japan, a young man by the name of Tokubei who worked Created various masterworks such as “The Love Suicide at Sonezaki” and “The.

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They decide to die together. Here Tokubei finishes recounting the events that have taken place before the start of the play.

The Love Suicides at Sonezaki

Because Tokubei loves Ohatsu, he had tried to politely refuse. While Tokubei is recovering from his beating and returning dejectedly to Ohatsu’s place of employment, the Temma House, Kuheiji is headed there to boast of his new wealth and successful scam, after having been busy spreading the story that Tokubei had tried to extort money from Kuheiji. Views Read Edit View history.

Could you talk about working with him, especially on Love Suicides At Sonezaki? So dreadful is the deed that his first stabs with the razor all go awry, but one blow strikes home in Ohatsu’s throat, and she slowly begins dying. The Love Suicides at Sonezaki. Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved from ” https: Audible Download Audio Books. The two travel to the “Wood of Tenjin” Tenjin being Zonezaki no Michizaneand by an unusual tree in the Sonezaki shrine which sujcides both a pine and palm tree growing out of the same trunk this tree has since dieddecide that this is the place they will do the grim deed.

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He fires Tokubei from the firm, demands the return of the two kamme which Tokubei does not have, and says he will exile Tokubei from Osaka. The plot is like half of the kabuki repertoire: The uncle is infuriated.

Share this Rating Title: This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat He proposed the match to Tokubei’s stepmother, who must assent; she immediately agreed and returned to her home village — taking with her the lavish dowry the uncle provided, some two kamme a soneza,i of measure for silver.

He falls in love with indentured prostitute O-Hatsu Meiko Kaji. The cast and crew finished the filming in 19 days.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Add the first question. Love Suicide at Sonezaki is a departure from Masumura’s sonezzki attacks on Japanese society. Instead Masumura adopted a theatrical but “sardonic” Sultanik, approach with emphasis through concise editing and close-ups. Films directed by Yasuzo Masumura. Ohatsu fears that Kuheiji will use the money to redeem her contract.

The Love Suicides at Sonezaki was the first play for Chikamatsu to write exclusively to be played by puppets, but with the popularity of the play, it has since been adapted to kabuki, movies, modern plays, and even comic books.

This agreement remains wholly unknown to Tokubei until his uncle tries to force him into the marriage. The play chronicles the last days of a young merchant, Tokubei, who is conned out of money his family received as a dowry from the family of a young woman.

He is trounced and beaten by Kuheiji and his followers. Retrieved 14 February By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Was this review helpful to you? Full Cast and Crew. Login to post comments Printer-friendly version. The Love Suicides at Sonezaki 6.


A manga adaptation by Kawashita Mizuki, titled “Sonezaki Shinjuu”, retells the story in a positive way. Masumura’s treatment of the play is quite literal, [3] and was considered by some McDonald, the most faithful screen adaptation of any of Chikamatsu’s plays second only to Kurisaki’s puppet version two years later.

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Tokubei makes his refusal categorical and absolute this time. The two central characters are a young duicides merchant clerk named Tokubei whose firm deals in oil or possibly soy and the courtesan with whom he is in love, Ohatsu.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. And the play is a classic.

The Love Suicides at Sonezaki Tsuyunoten Shrine in Osakacommonly referred to as “Ohatsu Tenjin”, houses a commemorative stone monument and a bronze statue of Ohatsu and Tokubei. While not his first one which was probably the puppet play The Soga Successors in nor his most popular which would be The Battles of Coxingait is probably the most popular of his “domestic tragedies” or “domestic plays” sewamono as Donald Keene characterizes the non-historical plays. It never fails to reduce many members of national and international audiences to tears.

Tokubei goes to his village and eventually with the villagers’ aid, forces the silver out of his stepmother and returns to Osaka. Since Tokubei is so kind-hearted and does not actually need to return the two kamme until several days after Kuheiji promises to return the money, he loans it to Kuheiji.