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  • Japanese: 老松 (Oimatsu)

Oimatsu, literally "old pine tree," is an auspicious Noh play depicting, symbolically, an old pine tree. In this play, as throughout Noh and other theatrical and artistic traditions, the pine represents longevity and strength, especially through difficulties, as the pine is evergreen through the winter.

A nagauta composition based on the play was composed by Kineya Rokusaburô IV in 1820.

References

  • "Pau Hana: Music and Dance from Asia and the Pacific." Concert Program. University of Hawaii at Manoa. Spring 2011.
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