Noh terminology dictionary



One of the classification names of Noh. The appearance of the mysterious signs of the gods and Buddha by human beings praying and chanting the scriptures is called Reigen- spiritual test, and the Noh to incorporate this into the story is called Reigenno. Since the Heian period, in Japan, many Reigennoh stories have been created and esoteric rituals praying for Buddha’s blessing also spread. Since Noh also played a role in promoting the temples and shrines that were patronage, it is said that many ReigenNoh plays were created before the establishment of the Mugen Noh . There are “Taniyuki”, “Aizomegawa”, “Kobanji”, “Kuzu” and so on.



He is a god who protects the Buddhist temple when have Jogyo Sanmai(event for chanting the Buddhism scriptures and walking around Buddha statue). The principal image of Jogyo-do is Amida Nyorai, but this god is enshrined in the back door where the secret method of demon rebellion is performed behind the temple. He is a mystery God that we don’t know about him in detail but on his left has a hand drum, and Sarugaku performers are revered as their guardian deities and thought that he has a close relationship with Noh performing arts. At the Tonomine, Tanzan Shrine in Sakurai, Nara Prefecture, where Kan’ami and Zeami’s father and son worked with respect, has a white old man is enshrined as Matarajin in the back door of Jogyou-do (place to held Buddha’s events). The festival of this God, Kyoto Uzumasa-Kōryū-ji cattle festival is held in the 20th night Yomatsuri festival of Iwate Prefecture Hiraizumi-Mōtsū-ji is known. It is said that the festival is held dedicated to Matarajin at Jogyou-do.



It is a Noh art performing in temples and shrines that began in the middle of the Heian period and became popular during the Kamakura period. It was performed after the Daihokai- big Buddha’s festival of large temples such as Kofukuji and Enryakuji. Initially, it was a sideshow of banquets by monks and children, and it is said that it was held for nobleman’s reception and celebration. As soon as it looks like a lot of people gather to mercenary in, was to specialization is also the side that performer is called ” travel monk,”, “crazy monk”. The contents of the Ennen are diverse, and many of them have influenced Noh and Kyogen. The Noh “Ataka”, Benkei Shite had danced Ennen style in small messenger book “ Ennen yo Mai “. It declined at the end of the Muromachi period, and is now only transmitted to several places such as Motsuji Temple in Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture, and Rinnoji Temple in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture. It is called “Ennen Mai”.



A place where acting is the focus of acting when the roles exchange words and listen to their contents. The writing style is not a prosodic and well-formed verse (such as Shichigo-cho), but is sung in prose, and is often in the style of “…”. The Buddhist doctrinal controversy between Ono no Komachi and Koyasan monks in Noh “Sotoba Komachi” is one of the most famous questions and answers.



One Noh song is composed of a number of small steps. “Rongi” is one of the names of the small steps. The role (mostly shite) and the Jiutai- local song, or the role and the role are sung in the conversation’s form of a question-and-answer. Many of the style Noh as Waki Noh and Wazura mono Noh have rongi, and the order of “kuri, sashi, kuse, rongi, and nakairi” is standard. It is said to have adopted the form of “theory” of Buddhist rituals, and is sometimes referred to as “theory”. It is sung according to the time rhythm.



It is a song that is performed second time after Waki Noh in performance according to the official performance format of the Edo period “Gobanritsu” when the Noh performance are divided into five types “God, Man, Woman, Madness and Oni”. It is often depicted as a warrior who lived his life with the war and was said to have fallen into Shurado after his death. Shura is an abbreviation for Ashura, and in the Buddhist worldview, Shura is always a world of continuous battle. There are many songs by male warriors such as “Tamura”, “Tsumori” and “Yorimasa”, but there has also a song by female warrior called “Tomoe”. Also called “second thing”.