Since his master Yasuda no Tomoharu was treacherously killed by Mochizuki in Shinano thirteen years ago, Kozawa has been keeping an inn in another province. After wandering from place to place for fear of Mochizuki, Yasuda's widow and child eventually meet Kozawa again and thankfully remain under his protection. One night Mochizuki happens to stay at Kozawa's inn on his way back from the capital where he has at last been cleared of any responsibility for Yasuda's death and obtained the rights to his victim's lands. Kozawa and the mother and child take advantage of his visit and the fact that he does not know who they are, and plan to have their revenge. They first entertain him with songs and dances and then, when his senses are dulled by drink, Kozawa and dead man's son kill him.
Noh Performance of Mochizuki, 1931
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|Title|| Mochizuki 望月|
|Series||Nōga taikan 能画大鑑 (Encyclopedia of Noh Plays or A Great Mirror of Noh Pictures or A Great Collection of Noh Pictures)|
| Artist || Tsukioka
| Signature || Kōgyo|
|Publisher||Seibi Shoten (or Seibi Shoin), Tokyo|
|Condition|| good - minor
wrinkling and soiling; slightly trimmed; not backed|
|H x W Paper||10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm)|
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