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bugaku Explained

bugaku at Japanese => English Of Explained:

court dance and music, military science

bugaku at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Repertoire of stylized dances of the Japanese imperial court, derived from dance forms imported mainly from China and Korea. The dances are divided into two basic forms: "dances of the left" (saho no mai), accompanied by music derived from China, with dancers wearing red costumes; and "dances of the right" (uho samai no mai), accompanied by music introduced from Korea, with dancers wearing costumes of blue or green. The dancers wear elaborate masks of painted wood to portray fictional characters.