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2019.08.21

Insect drying time in the summer

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The stage of a kyogen who lives in the 21st century
Vol.9 Dried summer insects
Daegyo Doctrine (Noh Theater Kyogen Okura style)

Summer vacation Swimming in the river Playing with fireworks Bon festival dance Insect drying
Both are summer features.
Some people may not be able to hear the word “insect drying”, but for us, clothes drying is an annual summer event. By removing the clothes that are usually stored in the garage and exposing them to the wind, insects do not come in the winter, that is, they prevent insect bites.

I don't know how many costumes my house holds, but it is difficult to dry them all in one season. Narrow down the items that need to be maintained, and work intensively over 3-4 days.

In addition to “dressing” to be worn under the outerwear, such as large stripes, the costumes used for “outerwear” such as foil, thick plate, and karaori are silky silk, Hang it on a clothes rack and hang it in a well-ventilated place. It is also important to check the condition while drying and repair as necessary. If it is light fraying, it is patched and repaired by itself, but if it is too terrible, it may be sent to a clothing store to have it repaired.
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Since costumes such as Kyogen Samurai, Nagakamishimo and Suo are hemp, they are cared for using traditional techniques. First, carefully apply the washing paste diluted with water using a brush. Fold it neatly on the heel, pull a heel on it, and four or five adults step on it with their feet. By doing this, it is pressed neatly, and the dust and dirt attached to the bag can be removed. When it is dried, it not only returns to the crunchy crust, but also becomes difficult to get dirty due to the glue coating effect.

Costumes and props are one of the commercial tools for us, and how to handle them was taught strictly from an early age. Outside of stepping or straddling directly. Even if one fold is used, it is checked whether it is folded correctly.

The management of such costumes is basically performed by the performer himself, but when there is not enough manpower, the disciples in the company may participate.

Cheers of children playing in the water Wind chimes Tones that sway in the wind Inserting watermelon and ice

The time when everyone is chatting together and passing by is like a Japanese original scenery that feels nostalgic, and is my favorite summer feature.