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Traditional Japanese Theatre: An
Anthology of Plays, ed. Karen Brazell, Columbia University Press, New
Miracles and Mischief: Noh and Kyogen
Theatre in Japan, Sharon Sadako Takeda & Monica Bethe, Los Angeles
County Museum of Art Associates, Los Angeles, 2002.
Photos of Noh and Kyogen Masks provided by:
Photos of Bunraku Puppets provided by: The Yomiuri Shimbun