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by mort

Jo-ha-kyu is the essential form in all traditional Japanese temporal arts. From a quiet beginning (jo) we proceed to a more complex middle section (ha) and then on to a fast conclusion (kyu) followed by a final brief stasis. The great Noh creator and theorist Zeami likened jo-ha-kyu to a small stream that becomes a river then ends as a waterfall crashing, finally, into a still pond.

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