Bugaku, a court dance and music has been performed to select elites, mostly in Japanese imperial courts for over twelve hundred years. In this way, it has been an upper class secret, although in the 1950’s the dance was opened to the public and has toured the world. The dance is marked by its slow, precise and regal movements. The dancers wear intricate traditional Buddhist costumes, which usually include equally beautiful masks. The music and dance pattern is often repeated several times. It is performed on a square platform, usually 6 yards by 6 yards. (5.5 meters x 5.5 meters)
Minor damage to back upper surface.
Resin – 8-1/2 “ x 6-1/2” (21.5 cm x 16.5 cm)
Item # 10005-M