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Ranjo (乱序)

A type of musical performance in Noh plays in which the music becomes the focus. One example is the start of the second act of Shakkyō, when the music begins, there is a beautiful number with the Kotsuzumi, ōtsuzumi, and Taiko, accompanied by the flute for the entrance of the lion. During the Ranjo, the Kotsuzumi and ōtsuzumi perform a tsuyu no te, a long, soft music, which symbolizes dew falling on a deep, quiet, ghostly valley. Following that the music becomes quite magnificent; the lion enters the stage and begin to dance as soon as the music is over.

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