93 minutes, Region Code 2, NTSC. Kyogen was historically performed as the comic interludes between serious noh plays, but these days have become popular as performances in their own right. It is very different to noh; whereas the actors in noh wear stone faced expressions, in kyogen they are masters of exaggerated facial expressions. The costumes in kyogen are much simpler than those in noh, and are stylized versions of the original dress worn in medieval Japan. In kyogen, actors do not normally use masks (except for supernatural characters). This DVD features some classic kyogen plays featuring some of the genre's legendary figures. Kirokuda filmed in 1959, Okura school, with Yagoro Shigeyama, Sengoro Shigeyama and Shime Shigeyama. Buaka was filmed in 1966, Izumi school with Manzo Nomura, Mannojo Nomura, Mansaku Nomura and Goro Nomura. Kenbutsu Zaemon, filmed in 1974, Izumi school with Manzo Nomura, Mannojo Nomura.