Answer: ability, talent; a Noh play
nō (能)
Nō plays are usually accompanied by a flute called "Nōkan" (能管 / のうかん) and three drums – the so-called "Hayashi Ensemble" ( 能 囃子 / のうばやし). For the drum part usually three kinds of traditional Japanese drums are being used that are rather similar in the way they are built and played:
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Noh ( 能 Nō derived from the Sino-Japanese word for "skill" or "talent") is a major form of classical Japanese dance-drama that has been performed since the 14th century. . Developed by Kan'ami and his son Zeami it is the oldest major theatre art that is still regularly performed today.
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Nō. 能 . The oldest extant professional theater; a form of musical dance-drama originating in the 14th century. Nō preserves what all other important contemporary theater has lost: its origin in ritual reflecting an essentially Buddhist view of existence. The performance looks and sounds more like solemn observance than life.
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Nō 能 - Drama and dance in Tokyo 2020. Quarantine day 2. The word Nō is derived from...