It is interesting to see how seami deals with a subject which seems at first sight so impossible to shape into a N play.
seami (Works, p. 246) gives it as the work of his father, Kwanami Kiyotsugu.
seami tells us (Works, p. 246) that this play was written by Enami no Sayemon.
The N play is said to have been written by seami, but a version of it existed long before.
It had long been suspected that the current Kwadensho was not the work of seami.
The 14th century N-writer, seami, insists that pivot-words should be used sparingly and with discretion.
seami saw it acted as a Dengaku by his fathers contemporary Ino.
It is probable that when he first saw Kwanami he also became acquainted with the son seami, then a boy of twelve.
For seami left behind him a considerable number of treatises and autobiographical fragments.
They establish, among other things, the fact that seami wrote both words and music for most of the plays in which he performed.