Kōken 後見

Noh: They assist actors with costume and props, prompt them, and even take over the performance should an accident occur. Kōken dress in crested kimono (with or without a kataginu vest) and soft hakama. [KWB]

A single kōken seated in his usual spot in Atsumori. [GloPAD #1001537. Courtesy of the Noh Research Archive of Musashino Women's College.]

Several kōken are required to manipulate the bell in Dōjōji. [GloPAD #1000073. Photo by Monica Bethe]




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