Sewamono (世話物) is a genre of contemporary setting plays in Japanese traditional theatre. The term applies to both bunraku and kabuki. The genre is in contrast to `period setting plays` or jidaimono. Though the distinction between `historical` and `contemporary` is not exact, and there are also plays that do not fit either category. Sew...
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(from the article `Kabuki`) Kabuki subject matter creates distinctions between the historical play (jidaimono) and the domestic play (sewamono). A Kabuki program generally ...
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