Dengaku

Dengaku (田楽)were rustic Japanese celebrations that can be classified into two types: dengaku that developed as a musical accompaniment to rice planting observances and the dengaku dances that developed in conjunction with sangaku. The dengaku celebrated for rice planting was performed by villagers either at the New Year or during the plantin...
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dengaku

(from the article `arts, East Asian`) ...prayer for good planting or during the planting season in early summer. These lively dances were later, in the 14th century, brought to the cities ... ...kinds of theatre in Japan, the best known are the N and the Kabuki. N was developed by the late 14th century and was first seen by Westerners i...
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