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The New Year

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Samurai Stage of Kyogenist Living in the 21st Century Vol.5
New Year
Daegyo Doctrine
(Noh Theater Kyogen Okura style)

At the end of the year, the rehearsal hall begins to be cleaned, and a New Year decoration is presented to invite the year-old god.
Order daikon sanren, kadomatsu, cocoon, back white, paper hanging, ring decoration, ball decoration, lanyard ... These are necessary for the decoration of the practice hall.
A lantern is attached to the upper four corners of the rehearsal hall. Decorate important places, such as between the floor, with a ring, and a kite on the back and white. This is the New Year's decoration.

New Year's Day that celebrated the New Year. A disciple gathered at the rehearsal hall and held the “First Class”.
Another day, the company (classroom students) gathered together to perform the “Mai first ceremony”.
This is an example of Kao's tradition and an event unique to the Noh world.

The stage is the hanging scroll of the emperor god, the black samurai face and bell used by Kyogen in the “Samurai” performance that is most sacred in Noh. Salt, rice and liquor in the bowl that came down from the god shelf. These are displayed on a special altar and a ceremony is held in front of them. I wish you all the best of the year and the new year. "alt =" "width =" 3264 "height =" 2448 "/>

Lastly, cleanse yourself with sacred sake, salt and rice on Sanpo, and then go to the New Year party.
The biggest excitement at the New Year party is “fortune”. It may be done anywhere, but there is an interesting “play” unique to Kyogen. The point is to write and paste a Kyogen line that matches the fortune (approximately 500 yen) provided by the participant.

“Now, it ’s time for a fortune!”
A powerful start with the voice of our work.
“It ’s an exhibition from Mr. XX that won Mr. OO. From“ Paste ”,“ Sorah, suck, suck. ”What is the content? "
By the way, "plaster" is a topical medicine that is applied to a piece of paper or cloth and affixed to the affected area to suck out poison. The Kyogen performance “Plastic medicine” is a story where Kamakura and Kyoto's plastic medicine practice “suck and compare”.
That's why the contents of the lucky items are “table cleaners”.
It's a gift exchange with quirky language play that is unique to Kyogen, but there are things that you can do well, and there are things that you do not understand well because you are too disciplined, and you always laugh.

Now I think it's the beginning of a year suitable for Kyogen, but when I was a kid, I couldn't help but dislike the series of events during the year-end and New Year holidays.
"I don't need a New Year's card, so I want to spend a" normal "New Year!"

Well, there are only a few places left this year.
At the time of general cleaning, look back over the year and appreciate the new encounters and successes while reflecting on the failure.
YearI hope for the happiness and development of many people who support us.
Although it is said to be the “Heisei Last”, I want to greet the New Year with a smile and gratitude.