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Mawari-kaeshi (回リ返シ)

A style of Noh and Kyōgen acting. It is about one-and-half turns to the left. The Mawari-kaeshi is often followed by a form in which the performer points to the front, followed by one turn to the right and stop facing the front. Due to a significant rotation, a stable torso, hips, and accurate foot movement are required. Stability in the body is crucial when wearing masks. It is a flashy looking type and is often done in daishō-mae (the place on the Noh stage in front of the ōtsuzumi and Kotsuzumi drummers, halfway between their positions) or Jōza (diagonally in front of the inner side of the far left pillar).

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