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Sanben gaeshi (三遍返シ)

A non-standard way of chanting Shidai, in which the Shidai part is repeated three times. Normal Shidai consists of two parts: firstly, the actors appear and chant Shidai (a part of three verses in seven-and-five-syllable meter); secondly, the chorus chants the same part in a lower tone (called jidori or jigaeshi). Sanben-gaeshi includes an additional Shidai part chanted by actors after the second part. It has a prestigious and dignified atmosphere. In waki-noh, the Waki and waki-tsure appear to the rhythm of shin-no-shidai and chant the Shidai part using sanben gaeshi. In plays with a heavy atmosphere, such as "Dōjōji," the Shite may also chant the Shidai part in sanban gaeshi.

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