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今何時、我々は何処ですか

Contributed by David Surtasky The specifics of place: the Sumida River, Dan-no-Ura, Suma Bay, the forest of Ikuta, Mount Hakone, the plains of Adachigahara, the beach at Sumiyoshi, the Palace of Hōrai . In many noh plays, the place-names appear … Continue reading

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Matsukaze (松風)

Contributed by David Surtasky Matsukaze (summary)  A third category play, attributed to Kan’ami (revised by Zeami) A Buddhist priest once traveled through the provinces, and made a stop in Kyoto where he visited many famous temples and aged ruins and … Continue reading

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Crossing Ikutagawa

Reflections on the journey of the monk Renshô from Kyoto to Ich-no-tani before his encounter with the spirit of Atsumori. South the Moon and South from the Capital Renshô walks through the dusk of August heat his shadow grown long … 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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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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