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Ado (アド)

The supporting actor to the shite (main actor) in kyōgen. When there are more than one ado, they are...

Agemaku (揚幕)

The curtain separating the kagami no ma and stage. The curtain is often made of a five-colour silk b...

Ageogi (上扇)

See "Ageōgi" ...

Ageuta (上歌)

Noh chants are made up of numerous shōdan, and ageuta refers to the shōdan or their form. Beginning ...

Ageōgi (上扇)

A form in Noh and kyōgen. In the ogeōgi, or “rising fan” form, the hinge of the opened fan is held b...

Ai (アイ)

Ai, written with the kanji meaning “middle,” refers to the role of the kyōgenkata in Noh. Appearing ...

Aigatari (間語リ)

One type of aikyōgen performed by the kyōgenkata in Noh. After the entrance of the maeshite in Noh, ...

Aimai (相舞)

Aimai refers to when two or more dancers dance simultaneously on the same stage. Aimai is also refer...

Aka daijin (赤大臣)

Waki-tsure actors wearing red awase-kariginu (lined informal kimono). They often appear in waki-noh ...

Akagashira (赤頭)

One type of kazura, or wig, worn by the performers. Traditionally made of yak hair. The bangs are wo...

Anza (安座)

One of the forms in Noh and kyōgen. Anza, or “peaceful sitting,” is folding the legs to sit cross-le...

Ashibyoshi (足拍子)

See "Ashibyōshi"...

Ashibyōshi (足拍子)

One of the forms in Noh and kyōgen. Ashibyōshi, or “foot rhythm,” is stepping on the floor of the st...

Ashirai (アシライ)

Written with the same kanji as “to bow,” this extremely widely used term essentially means “to atten...

Atoza (後座)

The area to the far left facing main stage past the line connecting the shite-bashira and the fue-ba...

Atsuita (厚板)

A type of lined kosode, or short-sleeved kimono, mainly worn as the innermost layer of a male charac...


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