The study of the performance of AMENOUZUME
Seiki TAKIMOTO (Sapporo University)
The purpose of this study is to discuss about the performance of AMENOUZUME.
It is thought that AMENOUZUME is the origin of Kagura and Noh. But it didn't discuss
about the reason so much .
So in this paper I discuss about the performance of AMENOUZUME from her body and
figure.And I trace back to its origin.
This study gives the following findings.
1. The body of AMENOUZUME became the existence which is not herself in trance. And
then she was in a religious frenzy.
Because she was the existence which is not herself , she was able to contact with the
god and the spirit.
2 . The performance of AMENOUZUME is KAMIASOBI (a play) for the calm of the soul.
3 . The performance of AMENOUZUME could express ability in HEKIJA that is to
exorcise anxiety and fear and to calm down a soul.