This is the Character correlation diagram of Sonezaki Shinju (Lover's double suicide in Sonezaki) Very famous title of  Bunraku, Joruri and Kabuki. 
*You can see by PDF from here.

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Overview

Title                      : Sonezaki Shinju
Author                  : Chikamatsu Monzaemon
First performance  : May 7, 1703
Premiere               : Takemotoza, Osaka, Japan.
Classification         : life and manners drama
Composition          : Three volumes

Outlena
Outline is here 

How this story was created? 
This story was created based on the actual incident that occurred about 300 years ago. "Tokubei" who is an assistant manager of soy sauce shop Hiranoya and "Ohatsu" who is a prostitute of Tenmaya were double suicide at the forest of Sonezaki, Osaka in April 7, 1703.  Chikamatsu Monzaemon has dramaized the incident and wrote out the Joruri which is a kind of screenplay for Bunraku soon. The first performance was held just only one month after the sad suicide occurred.


Character and Kashira (The head type name of Bunraku puppet)
Character....................Kashira
Tokubei.......................Genda
Ohatsu........................Musume
Kuheiji ........................Darasuke
Tyozo .........................Detti
Otama  .......................Ofuku
Hillbilly  guest............  Hayaku
TENMAYA Owner .....  Hayaku
Prostitutes ...................Musume

Explanation : The first part of "Michiyuki".

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"Michiyuki" means going on the road or travel in Japanese. In the Joruri and Bunraku, it means the scene that man and women (lovers) having journey together. The final chapter of Sonezaki Shinju begins with the lovers Michiyuki. This lyrics especially first part is very sadness and beautiful. I'd like to try to explain about the meaning of this part.

Original * Reading * Meaning

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Meaning of each word
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Translation

This world we live in will be the end,
And tonight will be also the last night.
We are heading for the death.
It seems like frost on the way to the place to bury the dead.
That(light of life) fade away with each step we take(and close to the end).
It’s evanescent and pitiable like a dream in a dream.


Places belonging with this story
*You can visit today.

Ohatsu Tenjin(Tsuyu no Tenjinja) 
2-5-4 Sonezaki Kita-Ku, Osaka 530-0057
Hours:6:00 to 24:00(Shrine Office 9:00 to 18:00)
Admission : Free

Ikutama Shrine
Ikutamacho, Tennoji Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, 543-0071
Hours : 9:00 to 17:00
Admission : Free