Noh Movie. QT Movie 18sec 1.2Mbyte

 Noh plays, traditionally samurai's entertainment, first became
popular in Kanazawa in the era of Tsunanori (1643-1724), fifth 
feudal lord of the Maeda family. With the wealth of the Kaga 
province to support it, an exquisite and refined style of Noh, 
which came to be known as Kaga Hosho, developed in Kanazawa. 
 Noh in Kanazawa was traditionally enjoyed, not only by 
aristocrats, but by average citizens as well. There were 
performances as part of religious ceremonies, performances given 
by civil servants, and Noh chants were even used as texts for 
educating children.


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