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The Daimyo and the Bush-Clover Blossoms
The Daimyo and the Bush-Clover Blossoms (September 23, 1998. Kyogen-no-kai Performance.
Shite: Manzo (now: Man) Nomura
* The shite wears a daimyo cap and a suo suit, and sits upon a wig box.

God Kyogen
An Umbrella Instead of a Fan, Aso Has His Hair Fixed, The God of Happiness, Ebisu and Bishamon, Laughs after Taxes, One Hat for Two, Pots and Drums, Three Grandsons Named Zaiho, etc.

The content of God Kyogen plays is above all celebratory in nature, and thus they correspond to God Noh. Their special characteristic is their ritual nature.

Daimyo (Feudal Lord) Kyogen
A Man Poses as a Sword, Wrestling with a Mosquito, The Monkey-skin Quiver, Black Crocodile Tears, The Daimyo and the Bush-Clover Blossoms, Two Daimyos, Saved by a Resemblance, Buaku the Living Ghost, etc.

These plays feature a daimyo (feudal lord), who is as representative of Kyogen as Taro Kaja, as the main character. Although called a daimyo, he is not of high social standing. Because he is innocent but dull, he causes a great deal of commotion when getting involved with the man on the street.

In The Daimyo and the Bush-Clover Blossoms, a rural daimyo goes to view the bush-clover blossoms in a garden with Taro Kaja, and is there requested to recite a waka poem, which he does while making many mistakes. Behind a disguise of foolishness, the play vividly depicts the innocent cheerfulness of the daimyo.

God Kyogen, Daimyo Kyogen
Taro Kaja Kyogen, Son-in-Law / Woman Kyogen
Demon / Warrior Priest / Blindman Kyogen
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