Noh is one of the best-known of Japan's traditional performing arts, a musical dance drama,
which were refined to perfection by the Noh master Kannami and Zeami early in the Muromach period (1336 - 1573).
Actors chant and sing their roles to the accompaniment of a chorus (jiutai) and an orchestra of flute and drums.
Actors wear lavish costumes and exquisite masks (noh-men), and dance on a Noh stage (Noh-butai).
The simplified and stylized performances achieve a high artistic level.
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