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Tarō Kaja (太郎冠者)

A famous character in kyōgen plays. Tarō Kaja does not refer to a specific person, but rather to a head apprentice. In many kyōgen plays, the daily events of Tarō Kaja form the play’s story, and the presence of Tarō Kaja means a kyōgen play. Tarō Kaja appears with different personalities depending on the type of play and performer, but the audience can always identify with his words and actions, and he has been loved throughout history. His protégé Jirō Kaja and occasionally Saburō Kaja also appear in certain plays.

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