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A world of Kyogen that you can enjoy watching, teaching, and deepening

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Hinoki stage of Kyogen masters living in the 21st century
A world of Kyogen that you can enjoy watching, teaching, and deepening

Okura doctrine (Noh performer Kyogen style Okura school)

Did you know that Kyogen can be learned by the general public?
Both my father and grandfather have been trying to spread Kyogen by presiding over a so-called dojo called "rehearsal hall". Many men and women of all ages are learning Kyogen there, and I have been practicing with it since I was a child.
* 2 years old. Practice on the Noh stage for the first time.

I have been asked, "Is Kyogen something you learn, not something you see?" Until then, I said, "Because my father and grandfather taught me," but I once looked back on myself, "Why am I teaching?"
In the past, Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Ieyasu Tokugawa, etc. also played Kyogen by themselves, and each daimyo learned from this. Even at Daizo's house, he taught Kyogen to the town officials and appeared in events such as Kanjin Kyogen, so there is no doubt that "teaching" has been around for a long time.
* 4 years old. First stage. Co-starred in "Narihira Mochi" with his grandfather's apprentice.

Kyogen has 180 songs (repertoire), but there may be a limit to learning all of them and passing them on to the next generation without forgetting them. However, if you can regain your memory by teaching others, you will be able to remember what you have learned. Also, by teaching many times, you can deeply understand the performance and the pattern will be refined... While teaching, there are many discoveries such as "Ah! Is this something like this !?" In addition, the practice is done without using a sound source, that is, it keeps voicing almost all day, which leads to improvement of one's own art and vocal practice. You can say, "By teaching, you are taught."

Personally, I got married and moved to Nakanoshima (Tama Ward, Kawasaki City). Since it coincided with the time when my child was born, I went to visit Nakanoshima Inari Shrine, the god of Ujigami, and there was a Kagura shrine there.
You can make Kyogen here.
With that in mind, I immediately called Miyaji-san and he was willing to provide it.

Just when the Great East Japan Earthquake struck. Many of the customers who participate in the "Kyogen LABO" that I independently planned are doing activities rooted in the community. These keywords overlapped and I started thinking about "region".
The word "region" has the meaning of referring to a place, but I think it also means "living" in the "earth." To cherish and enrich the place where you are living now. And by adjusting the environment, the circle of people will expand and it will become a comfortable city to live in.

Further wordsFor example, I want the children who grow up there to experience a lot of nature and culture. Being exposed to culture opens your mind and creates self-discovery, discovery of others, and the seeding and respect of individuality. I started the Kyogen class on Nakanoshima because of various reasons.
It wasn't easy to attract customers when I opened the lid, but now seven students are having fun learning Kyogen.
* The 1st Nakanoshima Inari Shrine dedication Kyogen

And this year too, there will be a dedication kyogen by all the classroom students on Saturday, October 6th. This is the sixth time this year, and we take pride in our activities rooted in the community. I would be happy if I could convey the generosity and humor of Kyogen to many people in the area.