Chikyu

Chikyu – Happy Face – Bugaku

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)

Chikyu

Chikyu – Happy Face – Bugaku

Chikyu

Chikyu – Happy Face – Bugaku

Chikyu - side

Chikyu – Happy Face – Bugaku

Chikyu - Damage

Chikyu – Happy Face – Bugaku – Damage

Minor damage to back upper surface.

Chikyu

Chikyu – Happy Face – Bugaku

Resin – 8-1/2 “ x 6-1/2” (21.5 cm x 16.5 cm)

Item # 10005-M

Chikyu - Back

Chikyu – Happy Face – Bugaku – Back

Chikyu - back label

Chikyu – Happy Face – Bugaku – Back label