《73》Rediscussion of Hakata Dolls (Part 8)

《73》Rediscussion of Hakata Dolls (Part 8)

《73》Rediscussion of Hakata Dolls (Part 8)The Okina and Noh of Hakata Dolls 

  - “Okina” is a Noh piece in which the god of longevity dances to pray for the well-being of people, and is performed on occasions such as New Year's and stage openings. This image depicts the graceful and majestic dance of Okina using Hakata dolls.

  - “Okina” is often referred to as “Noh but not Noh”, and is a truly exceptional piece of Noh. It is a sacred ceremony in which the performer dances as a god, praying for peace (peace under heaven, peace in the land, etc.).

  - “Okina” is a piece that has been passed down from generation to generation, but its origin is shrouded in mystery. Zeami, the great master of Noh drama, wrote in his book " Fushikaden", a Noh drama of the Muromachi period (1336-1573) that "Shikisanban" (another name for “Okina”) was composed by Hada no Ujiyasu during the reign of Emperor Murakami, who selected selected three Sarugaku pieces. / 


 - 「翁」は長寿の神が人々の安寧を祈って舞う能の曲で、新年や舞台開きなどの機会に演じられます。この画像は気品のある堂々たる翁の舞姿を博多人形で表現しています。

- 「翁」は、よく「能にして能にあらず」といわれ、まさに別格の能の一曲です。それは神聖な儀式であり、演者は神となって安寧(天下泰平、国土安穏等)を祈祷する舞を舞います。

- 「翁」は古くから伝わる曲で、その源流は謎に包まれています。能楽を大成した世阿弥は、室町時代の能楽書である「風姿花伝」で、村上天皇の時代に秦氏安(はだのうじやす)によって申楽の3番を選んで「式三番」(「翁」の別称)が作られたと書き残しています。