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Kyū no mai (急之舞)

The fastest type of Noh dance. There are two types of Kyū no mai, performed with either the fue, kotsuzumi and ōtsuzumi or with the addition of the taiko. The version that includes only the kotsuzumi and ōtsuzumi is danced before the entrance of the bell in the play Dōjōji. The chū no mai (or jo no mai) performed by the maeshite in the play Momijigari increases in tempo midway through to become kyū no mai. Kyū no mai including the taiko are performed in plays such as Awaji, performed by the Konparu School.

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