Glossary terms for kabuki dance

Terms used in the pages of this module. Click on the term to get a full definition and examples.
Component Type
Termsort iconDefinitionComponent type
Ashi-byōshiA Kabuki Buyō technique
Emon TsukuroiA Kabuki Buyō technique
Hako ni waru

A Kabuki Buyō technique

Ikken-biraki 一間開きA fan technique for opening and holding the fan.
Kaname-gaeshiA basic dance technique involving the manual revolution of a fan. 
Kaoshi 顔師make up artist
Karasu-tobiA dance technique
Mage 髷The top part of a wig.
Mawari 回りTurn or turning. A dancer or actor making a walking turn on the stage.
MieA pose as seen in Kabuki and Kabuki Buyo
Mitate 見立てAn acting technique or expression in which one thing is used to stand for another.
NanbanA Kabuki Buyō technique
Nisechū

A Kabuki Buyō technique

Samisen 三味線A stringed instrument used in kabuki and jōruri. 日本の弦楽器。
Su-odori 素踊りPerforming without costume, makeup, wigs, or other costuming. Especially for buyō dance.
Tokoyama 床山wig stylist
Yama-goeA dance technique involving a fan.
Zarari-biraki ざらり開きOne fan technique: snapping open the fan in one movement.
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