★備中神楽★


E吉備津
(kibitu)
Kibitu


 それは、吉備津彦の命が温羅(吉備冠者)を退治する物語です。温羅(吉備冠者)は、備中国で暴れる鬼であった。最初に、彼は、備中国の主、岩山明神の姫から二本の矢を渡されます。

 It is the story that "Kibituhiko no mikoto" exterminates "Ura". "Ura" was the ogre who acted violently in a Biccyu country.
It is handed two arrows to him first by a princess of "Iwayama myoujin" of a master of a Biccyuu country.

 姫が矢を手渡した後に、吉備津彦の命は、戦いにそなえて力のこもった荒々しい舞を舞う。

"Kibituhiko no mikoto" dances violently that was full of power for a fight after the princess handed it an arrow.


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 突然、大幕が開き、鬼の面に黒の頭髪をかぶった温羅が出てくる。

A large curtain opens suddenly afterwards. "Ura" covered with ogre mask and black hair appears.

 この合戦は長時間続きます。二人は弓矢を持って戦います。川を間に、お互いを探す場面が見所です。木綿一反を対角に張り渡して川に見立てます。

This battle continues for a long time. Two people fight with bow and arrow. A scene of looking for each other at each side of the river is a highlight, A roll of cotton cloth is unrolled and placed on the diagonal line to show a river.

 ついに温羅は降参し命に吉備の国の系図をささげ、うれしき舞を舞う。

 "Ura" surrendered at last. "Ura" offered "Kibituhiko no mikoto" a genealogy of a Kibi country. And "Kibituhiko no mikoto" danced a dance of joy.



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