To put on a face is to make themselves disappear from the field of view.

Keiichiro Tuchiya



The jurist, who is also familiar with Noh, says that as a result,  Noh performers lose his body standing in the ground firmly, being exposed to the audience's gaze, and just drift through it. In this way, the performer who was placed in a passive and unstable state sits down and leans forward to support the floating of physical sensation steadily. Life is a series of hardships. Dancing may exist as lessons to push them back. From “Noh.”


"November 13  2019

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