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Kuruizasa (狂い笹)

Bamboo grass held in the hands to symbolized a crazes, confused characters. Kuruizasa is used for the shite who plays a mother who has lost her son in Hyakuman and Sumidagawa and for a prostitute who has gone mad from her love for a man in Hanjo. It is also used in kyōgen for an old man who has fallen madly in love with a young woman in Makuramonogurui and a husband madly in love with his wife in Hōshigahaha.

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