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    physical features and outward appearance that is neither masculine or feminine. This is often seen as 'strange ' by many with traditional views in the west, but this has not always been the case, nor has it always been with every culture. Japanese Kabuki theatre has been…

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    Muromachi Culture Essay

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    During the fifteenth century, the Muromachi culture arose in Japan, which was influenced by Zen Buddhism. The shoguns supported Zen Buddhism where it was associated with the school of Buddhism that dealt with meditation and mind-to-mind transmission of truth. Zen continued to flourish and influence the Japanese culture. The idea of Zen focused on the simplicity side of things and that idea permeated through the arts such as Nō theatre. The Ashikaga shoguns were patrons of the Nō theatre. This…

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    Noh Theater Analysis

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    The beginning of Noh Theater dates back to 11th century Japan. At this time entertainment was taking a turn toward musical form and dramatic nature. Poetry had been flourishing in Japan for many years, and performance art began to develop by way of influences from China and Korea. Two of these types of entertainment, the sarugaku and the dengaku, merged, and Noh theater blossomed. Saragaku offered a choreographic element, and the dengaku brought an element of the dramatic. A very popular Noh…

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    "Song Ji-hyo This is a Korean name; the family name is Cheon. In stage/pen name, the surname is Song. Cheon Seong-im (born 15 August 1981), better known by her stage name Song Ji-hyo is a South Korean actress, television presenter and model. She first made her acting debut in Wishing Stairs (2003), one of the films in the Whispering Corridors film series. Song gained international fame for being the only female member of the popular Korean variety show Running Man, which made her popularity…

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    What were the consequences of the long term use of male actor as women in Japanese Kabuki and English early morden theater(1600-1700s)? 1. Introduction In the history of the globe theater, there are few countries had prohibited women from acting on stage. In Greek drama, the play was all act by men. In the festival of Dionysus, women were even not allowed to be in the audience. The male actors in Greeks theater even live as women in their normal life. However, Women participated heavily in…

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    Tempe Restaurant

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    There are many Japanese restaurants in Tempe. I really like Japanese food and I know that there are some differences flavor between America and Japan. I have been some Tempe’s Japanese restaurants in more than one year, and I must say it’s a good experience. If you do not care about authentic Japanese food, I really recommend you to try this restaurant, named KABUKI. KABUKI is located at the Tempe Marketplace, and opens on 11:00AM every day and until midnight closed. There are many branch…

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    Noh plays; which were developed in the mid 1300s, and can still be seen being performed in the theater in Japan even today. During a Noh play, masked actors perform various stories with carefully controlled gestures and movements; as a chorus would chant the most important lines in the play. There are many other forms of traditional Japanese drama, such as Puppet Theater; which is also known as Bunraku, and the Kabuki play. Both of these Japanese art forms were developed and established in…

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    odd mixture of Eastern and Western Productions, it’s extravagantly decadent costumes, and it’s leading ladies — otokoyaku or slim, androgynously handsome, unusually tall, young women who play the male roles. While the Takarazuka Revue supposedly works to subvert gender roles in its performances, unlike its historical Shakespearian cross-dressing counterparts, the company still adheres to patriarchal norms off-stage, even more so than many current counterparts. This strange dichotomy of…

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    Japanese Painting Essay

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    scrolls mounted on a roller on both ends. Vertical scrolls were very popular during the Edo period, like framed canvas paintings in the West. They were ideal for decorating a wall for small Japanese houses. Folding screens called byobu were another form of media for artists. Screens became a major medium for rich and detailed paintings. The screens had similar themes to those on ukiyo-e. Fusuma (sliding doors) and uchiwa (fans) were also popular mediums for Japanese painting. Painting themes…

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    concepts and even sounds in the spoken language. There is no doubt that China has hugely shaped different aspects of Japanese daily life and culture. One of Japan’s most influential time periods was during the 800s. People today still read works such as journals, essays, and novels from this time. A woman named Murasaki Shikibu was one of the finest Japanese writers during this period. She wrote a book called The Tale of Genji. This story was one of the most important in Japanese writings…

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