Noh or Noh-gaku is a Japanese traditional musical play. It has more than 600 years history and more than 200 programs.
In 14th century, a Noh program "Kanemaki" was composed. It is the first Noh program based on the legend of Anchin and Kiyohime. "Kanemaki" was soon reformed into a shorter version "Dojoji". This new version became popular and is regarded one of the best Noh master-work.


Kabuki is the traditional dance and drama established in 17th century. Dojoji legend became a popular theme in Kabuki, as well. It was in 1753 that a popular Kabuki actor Tomijuro Nakamura I performed gKyokanoko musume Dojojih for the first time. This master-piece became a record-breaking long-run, and is still one of the most popular Kabuki program even now. This popular program was performed so often that many other actors made their new variation or parodies, such as gNinin Dojojih, gYakko Dojojih or gMeoto Dojojih.



Bunraku or Ningyo Joruri is a puppet play established in 17th century.
There are three Dojoji program in Bunraku, "Hidakagawa Iriaizakurah, "Koi nyobo somewake tazunah and "Dojoji Genzai Uroko".