Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Text Old man. In the world of legend, gods frequently appear in the form of venerable old men, and such scenes are often represented in dance and drama. In the play Takasago, for example, the god of Sumiyoshi appears in the form of an old man. Okina is also the title of a play in the repertoire that derives from dengaku and is now performed on special occasions.