All change for Kanze noh theater

Mar 18, 2015

All change for Kanze noh theater

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Of Japan's many traditional performing arts, noh is the most refined — and among its most prominent figures today is 55-year-old Kiyokazu Kanze, the 26th head of its largest faction, the Kanze School. A descendant of the father and son pair Kan'ami and Zeami who ...

French artiste par excellence hails noh highs

Feb 25, 2015

French artiste par excellence hails noh highs

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French comedian extraordinaire Guillaume Gallienne has a sizeable Japanese fan base, which gratifies him most heartily. "I feel like the Japanese get me and vice versa — and at one time, I thought I'd even make my home here," the 42-year-old performer/filmmaker said in excellent ...

Searching to define difficult, elusive concept

/ Sep 7, 2013

Searching to define difficult, elusive concept

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The title of this book is exquisite, while the cover illustration is of something else, different yet just as exquisite. This is appropriate because the aesthetic concept that the book considers is not just beautiful, but elusive and difficult to define. SNOW IN A SILVER ...

Tri-lingual system proposed for world communications

Mar 28, 2010

Tri-lingual system proposed for world communications

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May 15, 1939 Note: The writer of the following article, Ezra Loomis Pound, although not well-known in Japan, is one of the few foreigners who made enthusiastic introduction abroad of Japanese "Noh" plays and stands shoulder to shoulder with Ernest Fenollosa as a scholar devoted ...