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Yamabushi (山伏)

A character in kyōgen. Living a ascetic life in the mountains and said to possess supernatural power...

Yamato-Sarugaku (大和猿楽)

A sarugaku school which performed mainly in the middle ages in the Yamato Province (where Nara Prefe...

Yarai Noh Theater (矢来能楽堂)

Rebuilt and reopened in September 1952, theYarai Noh Theater is owned by the Kanze Kyūkōkai. The the...

Yatsu-wari (八ツ割)

The basic unit of the Noh music rhythm is a simple eight beat, although variants exist such as six, ...

Yatsubyoshi (八拍子)

See "JYatsubyōshi"...

Yatsubyōshi (八拍子)

The eight-beat Yatsubyōshi rhythm structure is the most basic in Noh. The vocals that match the rhyt...

Yokohama Noh Theatre (横浜能楽堂)

A city-funded Noh Theatre that opened in Momijigaoka, Nishi-ku, Yokohama in June 1996. In addition t...

Yokyoku (謡曲)

See "Yōkyoku"...

Yomimono (読物)

Kanjinchō in the Noh play Ataka, Kishōmon in Shōzon, and Gansho in Kiso, and the collective term for...

Yowagin (ヨワ吟)

“Weak song,” the converse of “strong song,” or tsuyogin, when referring to the way a melody of a ch...

Yoza (四座)

Za is a name of given to groups formed by performers. At present, there are five schools of leading ...

Yubiori (指折リ)

A form in Noh and kyōgen. The hand is placed in front of the chest and the fingers folded back in a ...

Yubizuke (指付ケ)

One type of musical notation for flutes which describes the performance in lettering. When singing “...

Yuminagashi (弓流)

A type of kogaki (noting a special type of performance) in the Noh play Yashima. The play tells the ...

Yuri (ユリ)

A vocal technique of vibrating a low-pitched voice for decorative purposes, Yuri consists of hon-yur...

Yuken (ユウケン)

See "Yūken"...

Yūken (ユウケン)

One of the forms in Noh and kyōgen. An opened fan is taken in the right hand and moved up and down i...


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