An Introduction to Japanese Folk Performing Arts

An Introduction to Japanese Folk Performing Arts

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Japanese folk performing arts incorporate a body of entertainments that range from the ritual to the secular. They may be the ritual dances at Shinto shrines performed to summon and entertain deities; group dances to drive away disease-bearing spirits; or theatrical mime to portray the tenets of Buddhist teachings. These ritual entertainments can have histories of a thousand years or more and, with such histories, some have served as the inspiration for the urban… (more)

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Publisher: Ashgate (December 01, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 262 pages

File size: 18.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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