Noh is Japan's classic dance drama that also combines music and poetry into one art, each contributiion of equal value to the others. It is mainly based in the larger cities of Tokyo, Osaka, and the cultural capital, Kyoto. It is performed by professional artists, mostly male, who have passed down the practice though their family members for numerous generations. Watching noh is a bit like watching the tea ceremony, an aesthetic experience, full of experience under the influence of Zen buddhism. Kanze-ryu was the first school of noh and has retained many of the original concepts of allusion and restraint. Kanawa (The Iron Crown) is about a woman who performs magic rituals to transform herself into a demon to avenge her unfaithful husband. This ritual involves placing an iron band with three burning candles (the kanawa) on her head. Perfomed under candlelight in the traditional way. Region code 2, NTSC with Japanese subtitles.