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traditional culture
2019.08.21

Insect drying time in the summer

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Cypress stage of Kyogen teacher living in the 21st century
Vol.9 Summer insect drying
Okura Doctrine (Nogaku Kyogen Style Okura Style)

Summer vacation sea bathing river play fireworks bon festival dance insect drying
Both are summer traditions.
Some people may not hear the word “insect drying”, but for us, drying clothes is a summer event. By taking out the clothes that are usually stored in the dressing room and exposing them to the wind, insects do not come in the winter, that is, prevent insects from eating.

We don't know how many costumes we have, but it's difficult to dry them all in one season. Approximately narrow down the items that need maintenance and work intensively over 3-4 days.

In addition to "dressing" that wears under the outerwear such as large stripes, the costume used as "outerwear" such as foil (foil), thick plate (attached), karaori (karaori) is pure silk, Hang it on clothes and hang it on a well-ventilated place. It is important to check the condition while drying and repair it if necessary. If it is lightly frayed, apply a patch cloth and repair it yourself. If it is too bad, you may be asked to go to a dressing store to fix it.
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Costumes such as Kyogen Hakama, Nagamashi and Suo are made of hemp, so they are kept in a traditional way. First, carefully apply the laundry paste diluted with water using a brush. Fold it properly on the mat, and then pull the mat on it, and four or five adults will step on it with their feet. By doing so, the press is neat and the dust and dirt on the hakama can be removed. If it dries, it will not only return to a crisp hakama, but it will also be less likely to get dirty due to the glue coating effect.

Costumes and props are one of our business tools, and how to handle them has been learned strictly from an early age. Outside with direct stepping or straddling. It is checked whether the fold is correctly folded even if one fold method.

It is basically the actor who manages such costumes, but when there is not enough manpower, disciples from all over the company may participate.

The cheers of children playing in the water The sound of a wind chime The shade swaying in the wind Inserting watermelon and ice

The time when everyone goes peacefully while chatting is like a Japanese original scenery that makes me feel nostalgic, and it is a summer tradition that I like.