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FACES: Ena Bunraku The first existing document on Ena Bunraku was written in 1682, when a play was performed in the village of Kaware in Ena County of Gifu Prefecture in Japan. The small village is at the foot of Ena Mountain outside of Nakatsugawa. At that time Bunraku was becoming a thriving art form in Japan, especially in Osaka 200 ...Читать далее →
Suo Sarumawashi (Excerpt from the Suo Sarumawashi Association’s official introduction) Sarumawashi, literally "monkey dancing" evolved over a 1000-year history in Japan. Ancient Japanese chronicles refer to it as a form of religious ritual designed to protect the horses of warriors. It later developed into a popular form of festival entertainment, and was performed all over Japan from temples to imperial courts. Today, ...Читать далее →