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Nanori, issei, ageuta. Having developed an interest in Noh after watching several performances, you decide to have a look at a simple utai bon, or “chant book,” and come across these terms. As a newcomer to Noh, their meaning is completely lost on you.

So you don’t get discouraged when you run into this type of terminology in utai bon and other books on Noh, we have created this categorized glossary of Noh Terminology.

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(羽蓑)

A type of costume: an outer layer that covers the body for waterproofing, keeping out snow and cold. Among Mino, hamino is a type of waistcoat, made specially with several layers of real bird feathers, used in the role of a hunter. It is worn, for example, by the Nochi-shite in “Uto”. Hamino is also called torimino.


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