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Makeshura-mono (負修羅物)

Among the nan or shura-mono (niban-me-mono) performances in the Goban Date style, “shin-nan-nyo-kyō-ki,” plays featuring the winning general of a war are known as Kachishura-mono (kachi meaning “winning”) and makeshura-mono (make meaning “losing”), portraying losing generals. Kachishura-mono include only the three plays Tamura, Ebira and Yashima, which are also known as Kachishura Sanban. The remaining shura-mono are all Makeshura-mono, and include several dozen plays such as Kiyotsune, Atsumori and Yorimasa.

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