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traditional culture
2019.03.27

Workshop in elementary school! ~ A link between children and me

The stage of a samurai who lives in the 21st century
Vol.7
  What ties children and me

Great Confucianism

Mr. Hirata was a homeroom teacher when I was in the third grade. When the class ended early, I took everyone to the audio-visual room and gave me a "Ohanashi Candle".

Close the room curtain and make it black.
The story begins when the candle is lit.
The teacher memorizes a short story and speaks while looking at each student's face.

That time was special for me.

Now, in the sixth grader's textbook, the story of Kyogen "Kotoyama Fushi" is published. Thanks to that, I have more opportunities to visit schools and do workshops.
As we always carry out by small number of people system, we work on in two divided if it is 70 or more in the first grade. If you do not do so, you will not feel at heart with the children.
Although it is a part of the class, to be honest, I do not have to learn "What is Kyougen?" Since various elements are scattered, such as the comic elements of kyogen, morality, richness of ideas, courtesy, exaggerational expression method, kimono, humanity of the performer, one of them remains in the hearts of children It would be nice if I could, because I think so.

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The children give talks during the break and give a little bit. In the kimono fitting experience, children who used to be entertaining sometimes participate actively, and when they say sermons of kyoto, there are children who come out in front of everyone and make a loud voice.
It is also a pleasure of the workshop that such “chemical reaction” is seen.

I have been carrying out such activities for about seven years, but the principal of the school, which I carried out earlier this year, received a very happy report. The students who received the workshop wrote about the day under the heading "Kizeki no Kyogen Experience" in their graduation textbooks. I felt that I was fascinated by Kyogen, cherished a long-lived culture, and wanted to use it in my own personal life.
In addition, there is a school where children can play a video of a scene that they played the 言 伏 “伏”, and the results that we have worked over the years have come to fruition, and we feel that all our efforts have been rewarded .

At the end of the workshop, we will talk about Dr. Hirata.
It is thanks to Professor Hirata that I can make the workshop fun. When the children grow up, they also remember the time they met with us and it would be great to be able to help them with something they felt.

I hope the children's future always shines.