The Costume Museum Kyoto Japan Costume History in Japan
The Edo Period  
140 - Kahohmono, a wealthy person in Noh-kyohgen, an ancient drama.
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1 Samurai-eboshi
2 Naga-suoh
3 Shijime
4 Kitsuke
There are a meaning of a "lie" and "falsehood" and a meaning including other entertainment in the word "kyogen." Moreover, combining "noh" and "kyogen" together, the name "Noh-gaku (=Noh ply)" was made after Meiji era. In the sense of theater play called the "kyogen" in the category of "noh-gaku", it is only called "kyogen" after this. "Kyogen" is the first theaterplay in Japan, and became independent for the first time as literature of laughter. It is that from which "Sanraku" which it is called "sarugaku" to an old time and descended from China was corrupted. The origin of formation of ability and kyogen goes back to an old time. However, the formation was done by completion of "noh" by the Period of the Northern and Southern Dynasties and Kanami and Zeami. The thing which made resistance and laughter live together to ability going in quest of subtle profundity in the real intention which are not popular life feeling and principle medieval times is "kyogen" play. There is an attractive point of Ashikaga era in the customs looked at by kyogen. The completion as a "serifu (=words)" play and a comedy is the back from the Edo period; the school of Tokugawa shogunate under the direct control to the school of kyogen, Okura and a snowy heron,the Izumi style was in a style, Owari Tokugawa han, and the Kaga han. The snowy heron style disappeared to Meiji. There is No. 262 in the "the of ai-kyogen"" tahon-kyogen" as Okura style 180 watch, Izumi style 254 watch, and whole as present music. . The stories are divided into some categories su as:the "waki-kyogen", "daimyo-mono", "Tarokaja-mono", "onna-mono", "oni-mono", "yamabushi-mono", "shukke-mono", "zatoh-mono", "zoh-mono", etc. This is classified into "zoh-mono" and etc according to a hero's position and the theme of a work. This is the same makeup as "daimyo-mono." It is "kahoh-mono" about the play which was blessed materially [ a meaning called a fortunate person ] and which makes the so-called wealthy person the leading role. It calls and the leading role is the"kahoh-mono (=lucky guy). Here, the fortunate person and the Taro crown person of a main actor for in a The noh play of the music of the one "Suehirogari" were shown. The fortunate person is called "Tanouda-okata" from the Taro crown person. It has the ordinary "shijime" fan of a ground strewn with gold dust in the hand.