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Bangai (番外)

During the Edo era, Noh and kyōgen were the entertainment of the shogunate, and each school would su...

Bangumi (番組)

A series of plays for a performance (or the order of the plays), or a small book or sheet of paper g...

Banhayashi (番囃子)

Banhayashi is where the all the utai of Noh are sung with the hayashi. Banhayashi is performed seate...

Banshikicho (盤渉調)

See "Banshikichō"...

Banshikichō (盤渉調)

Banshikichō is a tone of the flute used in Noh. It used to be one of the six tones of gagaku, tradit...

Bekka (別火)

A period of purifying fasting and abstention before the performance of Shikisanban (Okina), one of t...

Binan (ビナン)

A costume often worn by kyōgen actresses. A white cloth made of silk or hemp is wrapped around the ...

Bofuri (棒振リ)

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Bōfuri (棒振リ)

“Stick waving” – a type of dance in kyōgen. In the play Nabeyatsubachi, a man selling kakko, double...


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