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Otoko Mai (男舞)

A type of dance, literally “male dance.” Danced by male characters playing actual historical figures, mostly warriors, such as Jyūrō Kosode and Gorō Kosode in Soga Kosode and Sanehira Doi in Ochi Shichiki. Otoko Mai are often danced in a fast tempo in a gentlemanly, felicitous style. While Otoko Mai are often performed with the fue, Kotsuzumi and ōtsuzumi, the Taiko is not used.

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