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Possessed by Love, Thwarted by the Bell

Possessed by Love, Thwarted by the Bell T A M A G U S U K U C H Ö K U N Written around 1719 by Chökun, Shüshin Kani'iri (, Thwarted by the Bell) is one of the earliest kumi odori and continues to be one of the most frequently performed. For the 250 years following the development of kumi odori, the most important performances were in the context of ukwanshin, entertainments for the official envoys sent to the Ryükyü Kingdom by the Chinese emperor. With the demise of the Ryükyüan court in 1879, the genre languished until it was designated as an important cultural asset by the Japanese government in 1972. This translation of a version of Shüshin Kani'iri includes stage directions and choreography based on the practice of Kin Ryöshö, an important twentieth-century master of the traditional form. Cast of Characters , a young aristocrat , a village girl demon third novice 's Travel Song: "Chin Bushi" 1 The singer, who plays the sanshin, is accompanied by flute [hansö] and drum [kodaiko]. He expresses 's thoughts as the character enters from upstage right in the slow, stylized walk of classical dance. wears a salmon pink bingata kimono that is pulled up, revealing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Possessed by Love, Thwarted by the Bell

Manoa , Volume 23 (1) – Jun 29, 2011

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T A M A G U S U K U C H Ö K U N Written around 1719 by Chökun, Shüshin Kani'iri (, Thwarted by the Bell) is one of the earliest kumi odori and continues to be one of the most frequently performed. For the 250 years following the development of kumi odori, the most important performances were in the context of ukwanshin, entertainments for the official envoys sent to the Ryükyü Kingdom by the Chinese emperor. With the demise of the Ryükyüan court in 1879, the genre languished until it was designated as an important cultural asset by the Japanese government in 1972. This translation of a version of Shüshin Kani'iri includes stage directions and choreography based on the practice of Kin Ryöshö, an important twentieth-century master of the traditional form. Cast of Characters , a young aristocrat , a village girl demon third novice 's Travel Song: "Chin Bushi" 1 The singer, who plays the sanshin, is accompanied by flute [hansö] and drum [kodaiko]. He expresses 's thoughts as the character enters from upstage right in the slow, stylized walk of classical dance. wears a salmon pink bingata kimono that is pulled up, revealing

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ManoaUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jun 29, 2011

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