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Sumidagawa (隅田川)

Contributed by David Surtasky Sumidagawa (隅田川) a fourth category play by Kanze Jūrō Motomasa There was once a Boatman who ferried people across the Sumidagawa, and on a certain day he was impatient to bring his passengers aboard. A Buddhist … Continue reading

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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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Ox-Herding on Mt. Tremper

Zen Mountain Monastery Sumida River Rehearsals (Pt. 7)  Contributed by Kevin Salfen, University of the Incarnate Word Photographs by Kevin Salfen (except where noted) Sunday, June 8, 2014 Every day I would walk along the wall of the meal hall … Continue reading

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Bringing It All Together

Zen Mountain Monastery Sumida River Rehearsals (Pt. 6)  Contributed by Kevin Salfen, University of the Incarnate Word Photographs by Kevin Salfen (except where noted) One of the most gratifying and inspiring aspects of Theatre Nohgaku’s residency at Zen Mountain Monastery … Continue reading

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Lunch and the Dokusan Line: Teachers (Pt. 2)

Zen Mountain Monastery Sumida River Rehearsals (Pt. 5)  Contributed by Kevin Salfen, University of the Incarnate Word Photographs by Kevin Salfen (except where noted) Friday, June 6, 2014 Ryushin-sensei is lean, tall, grizzled. His gaze is gentle but firm, his … Continue reading

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Once More with Feeling: Teachers (Pt.1)

Zen Mountain Monastery Sumida River Rehearsals (Pt. 4)  Contributed by Kevin Salfen, University of the Incarnate Word Photographs by Kevin Salfen Thursday, June 5, 2014 Richard Emmert—Artistic Director of Theatre Nohgaku and the Madwoman in TN’s Sunday performance of Sumida … Continue reading

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Asleep in Jizo House

Contributed by David Crandall Photographs by Kevin Salfen [Editor’s note: in the below, Mr. Crandall discusses some of his experience while rehearsing for Sumida River, performed June 8, 2014, at the Zen Mountain Monastery.] A bamboo grove grows in front of … Continue reading

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