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Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 18:00 to 19:45
Room: 
Large Classroom
Student should bring: 

nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
earplugs

Class syllabus: 

Set Up
Shime on sitting stand (center)
Okedo on sitting/yatai stand (right)
Zabuton

Aisatsu
Yoroshikuonegaishimasu

Background
History of Kotobuki Jishi and Wakayama Shachu
Parts
Sheet Music - deciphering
mp3 - will send via e-mail

Basics
Position
How to strike
Common patterns

通り神楽 Toori Kagura
Don Don
suDon Don x 4
dodon don don don (5)
Repeat
Don Don

屋台 Yatai
Taiko
-Uchikomi
-All of A

Aisatsu

Clean

Supplemental materials: 
Homework: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11sqCSMYPNw
https://www.eienhunterishikawa.com/blog/tag/kotobuki+jishi
https://www.eienhunterishikawa.com/kyosukesuzuki
From the Wakayamashachu “tsuke”:
The mythical lion-like creature “shishi” came in the 7th century through China
“Shishi” was strongly tied to religion at that time and scared about evil spirits and brough fortune and health onto the people.
The Ise shrine is said to be the beginning of shishimai as religious ritual.
During the Edo Period (1603-1868) what was strictly a religious ritual, slowly separated into entertainment vs ritual
The original intent was that the shishi would scare away demons for the whole year allowing for people to be healthy. Hence the performance was only done during New Years.
Wakayama Shachu was originally a religion-based performance troupe but transformed itself (especially after World War II) towards entertainment, and was hired to perform for festivities and New Years.

Teacher(s): 
Yuta Kato
Attendance: 
Fred Visaya
Miyuki Todokoro
Junko Maekawa
Margaret Johnson
Patsy Matsushita
Wendy Ito

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Sat, January 18, 2020 01
Sat, January 25, 2020 02
Sat, February 01, 2020 03
Sat, February 08, 2020 04
Sat, February 15, 2020 05
Sat, February 22, 2020 06 Coach
Sat, February 29, 2020 07 Coach
Sat, March 07, 2020 08 Coach
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