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B天の岩戸開き
(Ama no iwato biraki)
Open the Gate of the Celestial Rock


 天照大御神が弟神、素戔鳴の尊の悪行に怒り、天の岩戸に隠れ、天地が暗闇になってしまう。

 The Sun-Goddess was angry at evildoing of younger brother God "Susano no mikoto".She was covered to Gate of Celestial Rock(the Iwato). And the nature becomes darkness.

 彼女が岩戸に隠れてしまった為、あわてた諸神が「天の安河原」に集まり、一計を案じているところからこの物語ははじまる。

Various Gods, thinking out aplan, gather in the place calles"Ama no yasugawara". This story begins from that scene, because she has been hidden behind the Iwato.


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 「天児屋根の命」と「天太玉の命」の両神と、この二柱に呼び寄せられて翁の面の「思兼の命」が現れる。この神は思慮深い知徳の神で天照大御神を岩戸から出す手段を思案する。

"Amenokyane no mikoto" and "Ameno futodama no mikoto" appear. "Omoigane no mikoto" of an mask of an old man summoned by two people appears afterwards. This is the God of knowledge and virtue of good sense. He comes up with an idea to let the Sun-Goddess go out from the Iwato.


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 次は天鈿女の命。早い調子の太鼓に合わせて大きな動きで舞い踊る。手には扇子と鈴を持ち、サンヤー サンヤーの囃子で軽やかに舞う。

"Amenouzume no mikoto" appears in next. I dance by big movement to a drum of early condition, and she dances it. She holds a folding fan and a bell in a hand. She dances to a shout of "sanya sanya" lightly.


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 続いて剛力の神の手力男の命が登場、岩戸に見立てた大幕を引き開けると、天照大御神が鏡を持ち鎮座している。天鈿女の命が大御神の鏡をとり、幕を閉じる。

 "Tatikarao no mikoto" of God of great physical strength appears next. He pulls out the large curtain to show the Iwato. Then the Sun-Goddess with a mirror is sitting down. "Amenouzume no mikoto" takes the mirror of the Sun-Goddess then. The Iwato faller.

 最後にうれしき舞を舞い幕となる。

Various gods dance happily and the curtain is fallen.



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