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Sayū (左右)

One of the forms in Noh and kyōgen. The fan is taken in the right hand, the direction changed to the left diagonal, the left hand paced in front, then the direction is changed to the right diagonal and the right hand is placed in front. Sayū is seen often at the start and end of plays, and the handling and style changed with the school and type of character. In addition to the typical sayū is the large, medium and one-sided sayū.

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