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Learning and Teaching Nohkan

Contributed by Mariko Anno This summer marks my second year teaching the nohkan (noh flute) at the Noh Training Project (NTP). It has been an honor teaching an instrument that I love, making it more approachable and playable for my … Continue reading

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Renshō

(Additional reflections on the battle of Ichi-no-tani, March 18 1184) Renshō awakens to find the world is fragile like a dream. In ages past he took the lives of men and youth he dashed their souls from their bodies, the … Continue reading

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Kumagai no Jirō Naozane

(Below is a reflection on the battle at Ichi-no-tani, March 18, 1184 between the Genji and Heike clans as told in the Heike Monogatari from which the noh play Atsumori is derived. Kumagai no Jirō Naozane is the warrior who becomes … Continue reading

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Back in the Jiutaiza 地謡

Contributed by David Surtasky. There’s a certain comfort that I associate with sitting in the jiutaiza. Each year when I’ve had the opportunity to be a participant in the annual Noh Training Project, the first activity of the first day … Continue reading

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Lament of the Heike

Atsumori (kuse) [By Zeami, translated and adapted by David Crandall © 2012] The lament of the Heike Masters of the world for twenty years and more But in just a single generation Swept away like a brief dream never to … Continue reading

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