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Daimyō (大名)

A character in kyōgen. While daimyō refers to someone with power, land and subjects, certain daimyō that appear in kyōgen are apprentices, close to common people. The servant Taro Kaja is often clever, and the roles of the daimyo and Taro Kaja often reverse. That is how subtle the kyōgen role of the daimyō is. The daimyō wears an eboshi, a kimono known as a dannoshime with suou sleeves and pants and carries a fan. Plays featuring a daimyō are known as daimyō-mono, and include plays such as Hagidaimyō, Fuzumō and Awataguchi.

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