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Kensho/Kenjo (見所)

The audience seating at a Noh stage or Noh theatre. Seating is usually separated into the “front seats,” located directly in front of the three-section, rectangular main stage, the “side front seats,” directly to the side of the main stage, and the “middle front seats,” between the front seats and the side front seats. Until the Edo era, formal Noh was performed outdoors, with plenty of space left between the stage and kenjo During kanjin-noh or other performances drawing large audiences, audience members filled this open space, but in modern Noh theatres it is filled with formal seating.

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