I have nothing particular to do in the room. Thinking using the same time, I listen to people's talk behind the short split curtain. That helps me say lines co

Kinsaku Yamashita, the fourth



From "About Female Roles" written by Baiko Onoe, the sixth. An actor in the Edo period, Kinsaku, is said that he also listened at the long exchange of lines at the wing of of a stage before his time to go on stage. I think that we must be supported by matter-of-fact efforts made out of sight not only on the stage but also in our daily life. Incidentally, according to Baikou, "hearing with the temple" looks much more real than "hearing with an ear shown" in the acting of eavesdropping.


"February 17  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"