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  1. Noh Theater

    Culture Noh Theater

    Noh (能 nō) or nōgaku (能楽) is an abridgment of sarugaku no nō, an aristocratic form of sung and danced performance developed from kagura (神楽, “god-entertainment”) plays, a type of Shinto theatrical dance, sarugaku (猿楽, lit. “monkey music”), a form of theatre popular in Japan during the 11th to...
  2. Kabuki

    Culture Kabuki

    Kabuki (歌舞伎) is one of the primary forms of Japanese theatre, allegedly created by a dancer by the name of Izumo no Okuni (出雲の阿国) of the Izumo Grand Shrine (出雲大社 Izumo-Taisha) around 1603, when she gathered a troupe of dancers and singers to perform in the dry riverbed of the Kamogawa in Kyōto...
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