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Banhayashi (番囃子)

Banhayashi is where the all the utai of Noh are sung with the hayashi. Banhayashi is performed seated in a montsuki-hakama (or Kamishimo) with no dance or movement. Verses of performers other than the Waki or wakitsure are sung instead by a single jiutai, and the ai-kyōgen portion is typically dropped. When only a portion such as the Kuse and not all songs are performed, this is known as Ibayashi.

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