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新春を寿ぐ 〜狂言方の新年は笑いとともに〜
traditional culture

Happy New Year ~Kyogen's New Year with a laugh~

(Please note that this page was created using Google's automatic translation service and understand that because of this, its translation may not necessarily be accurate.)

The cypress stage of a Kyogen artist living in the 21st century
To live new year
Ozo Doctrine
(Noh Performer Kyogen Style Ozo School)

At the end of the year, the cleaning of the rehearsal hall begins and a New Year's decoration is made to invite the year-old god... This is the same at any house.
Order daikon*ren, kadomatsu, yuzuriha, back white, paper hangings, ring decorations, jade decorations, and pouring ropes... these are necessary for the rehearsal.
There are pouring ropes on the four sides of the rehearsal hall, radish pouring on the shrine, and jade decorations and kadomatsu at the entrance. At important places such as floors, ring decorations and mochi on the Yuzuri and Urashiro are displayed. This is the New Year's decoration.
Happy New Year ~Kyogen's New Year with a laugh~

New Year's Day, the New Year. Disciple group gathers in the rehearsal hall and holds the "Singing ceremony".
The day later, the company (students in the classroom) gathered together to hold the "Mai Inasai".
This is a traditional event, and it is probably a unique event in Noh.
Happy New Year ~Kyogen's New Year with a laugh~

On the stage, the scroll and the bell of the "Black Lieutenant" used by the Kyogen method in the "Oh," the most sacred performance in Noh, the hanging scroll of the royal god. Sakaki, salt, rice and liquor from the Shinto shelf. These are displayed on a special altar, and the ceremony is held in front of them. We wish you a happy new year and pray for the safety of the one-year stage." alt="" width="3264" height="2448" />

At the end, we purify ourselves with sacred sake, salt and rice on the three treasures, and then go to the New Year party.
Happy New Year ~Kyogen's New Year with a laugh~ The most exciting thing at the New Year's party is the “fortune”. It may be done anywhere, but there is an interesting “play” unique to Kyogen. The point is to write and paste the Kyogen lines that suit the lucky items (about 500 yen) prepared by the participants on the Reitou.

“Now, it’s time for the lucky draw!”
We started vigorously with our voices.
"Mr. XX was an exhibition by Mr. XX. The line from "Stamping" is "Sorry, suck, suck," but what's inside? "
By the way, a "spot" is an external medicine that is applied to a piece of paper or cloth and attached to the affected area to absorb the poison. The Kyogen performance, "Stamp Yakuren", is a story in which Kumakura and Kyoto's plaster wrenches "suck and compare."
So, the contents of the fortune item are "desktop cleaners".
Kyogen is a unique gift exchange with swanky word games, but there are things that are well done, and there are things that are too disciplined and difficult to understand, so laughter is constant.

I think it's the beginning of the year suitable for Kyogen, but when I was a kid, I couldn't help but hate these series of new year's holidays.
"I don't need a New Year's gift, so I want to spend a "normal" New Year!"
Happy New Year ~Kyogen's New Year with a laugh~

By the way, there are few places left this year.
At the time of the general cleaning, I look back on the year and appreciate my new encounters and successes while reflecting on my failures.
I wish the happiness and development of many people who support us when the year is new.
Even though it is said to be the "Heisei last," I want to welcome the new year with the same smile and gratitude as every year.
Happy New Year ~Kyogen's New Year with a laugh~