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Manekiōgi (招キ扇)

A form in Noh and kyōgen. In the manekioōgi, or “inviting fan” form, the hinge of the opened fan is held between the thumb and other four fingers of the opened right hand, raised gradually toward the right shoulder, fluttered gently and invitingly, and then lowered after being moved in front of the body. This is often repeated twice, and sometimes performed with two hands. While it is used to invite people or things, in the Shippo Jūman (where the many mixed treasures of the seven treasures including gold, silver and coral are unloaded) scene in the Noh play Hagoromo, it is used to depict large amounts of treasure being unloaded.

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