1974-1979 - Kyoto Kanze Ryu - Katayama - 京都 観世流 - 片山

study and practice of
Utai (Chanting) & Shimai (Dance)
with Wakebayashi Koichi Sensei

Wakebayashi Koichi Sensei
Wakebayashi Koichi Sensei

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Kanze Ryu - Utai (Chanting) - Introduction (3 volumes) - 観世流初心謡本


Kanze - Utai introduction book 1
Kanze - Utai introduction book 1

Utai introduction book 1 - 上

Tsuru Kame - 鶴亀

Hashi Benkei - 橋弁慶

Yoshino Tennin - 吉野天人

Daibutsu Kuyo (Kuyoo) - 大仏供養

Tsuchigumo - 土蜘蛛

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Kanze - Utai - Tsuru Kame
Kanze - Utai - Tsuru Kame

Tsuru Kame - 鶴亀

Tsuru Kame is the first play in the study of Noh Chanting called Utai. The text is written in Gyosho semi cursive calligraphy, with furigana (syllabic Japanese scripts) only for unusual or rare Kanji (Chinese characters / ideograph). On the right of the vertical text lines is the notation.

Kanze - Utai - Tsuru Kame
Kanze - Utai - Tsuru Kame



Kanze - Utai introduction book 2
Kanze - Utai introduction book 2

Utai introduction book 2 - 中

Chikubushima - 竹生島

Tsunemasa - 経政 (經正)

Hagoromo - 羽衣

Kosode Soga - 小袖曽我

Shojo (Shoojoo) - 猩々

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Kanze - Utai - Hagoromo
Kanze - Utai - Hagoromo

Hagoromo - 羽衣

Hagoromo is a very famous play that one learns in the middle of the second book.
Usually the teacher Wakebayashi Koichi who is a 'Shite' actor chants the text that students have to repeat 'phrase' by 'phrase' in the beginning of 'Utai' study. As the practice advances the parts will grow longer.

Kanze - Utai - Hagoromo
Kanze - Utai - Hagoromo



Kanze - Utai introduction book 3
Kanze - Utai introduction book 3

Utai introduction book 3 - 下

Kiku Jido - 菊慈童

Tamura - 田村

Toboku (Tooboku) - 東北

Fujidaiko - 富士太鼓

Momijigari - 紅葉狩

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Kanze - Utai - Toboku
Kanze - Utai - Toboku

Toboku - 東北

Toboku is as well a very often played Noh and will be practiced in the third book.
After completing the three volumes, thus the first 15 plays, the study can be continued with the many other plays of the Kanze repertoire, each available in a separated booklet.

Kanze - Utai - Toboku
Kanze - Utai - Toboku




Kanze Ryu - Shimai (Danse) - Introduction - 仕舞


Kanze - Utai introduction book 1
Kanze - Utai introduction book 1

Shimai introduction book

Yuya - 熊野

Momijigari - 紅葉狩

Tamura - 田村

Tsuru kame - 鶴亀

Shojo (Shoojoo) - 猩々

etc.

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Kanze - Shimai - Hagoromo
Kanze - Shimai - Hagoromo

Hagoromo - 羽衣

Some students will practice 'Utai' only, some 'Shimai' the dance performance part of Noh plays.
Professional actors, most members of ancient actor families, will grow up with daily learning of the complete Noh art.

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The pictures from the study books are meant for illustration and explanation of Noh teaching practice.
They are on purpose reduced and partial. The books are available at the Kanze Schools.


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