nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
Shime on sitting stand (center)
Okedo on sitting/yatai stand (right)
History of Kotobuki Jishi and Wakayama Shachu
Sheet Music - deciphering
mp3 - will send via e-mail
How to strike
通り神楽 Toori Kagura
suDon Don x 4
dodon don don don (5)
-Uchikomi + first 3 lines of A
|Kotobukijishi Symbols Sounds Key.pdf||68.87 KB|
|1. Toori Kagura.pdf||355.6 KB|
|2. Yatai.pdf||1.67 MB|
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.