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Ukeru (ウケル)

It is a style of Noh and Kyōgen acting. It is to face in the direction of an object. Turning to the right is called “migi-uke”, and the opposite is called “hidari-uke”. Because Noh tries to express complex inner life in simple movements, multiple acting terms are used for seemingly identical movements. Depending on the school, they can even express a simple change of stage direction in various ways, such as “ukeru”, “muku”, “mio-tadasu”, “mio-kaeru”, and so on. Those terms described in the esoteric books are rich in suggestions, and the performers need to read and understand them.

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