113 minutes, NTSC Region Code 2. 1990, 2006, 2007. Kyogen are short comical skits historically performed between serious noh dramas. Kyogen actors are masters of exaggerated facial expressions and comic gestures. The actors do not usually wear masks, and the acting style is more realistic than in noh. This DVD features three kyogen plays performed by great masters. In Futari Daimyo (1990) a passerby is goaded into carrying a warrior's sword, with which he forces the warrior and companion to entertain him by pretending to be a dog and a doll that springs up when it is knocked over. Sengoro and Shingo Shigeyama are the sons of Living National Treasure Sensaku Shigeyama, with Sengoro being deemed an Intangible Cultural Property of Japan. Mansai Nomura, born in 1966 and son of Living National Treasure Mansaku Nomura, plays the lead role in Kanaoka Dainagon (2006). He is joined by another young actor, Yukio Ishida, recognized as an Intangible Cultural Asset. Man Nomura and his second son, Manzo are Izumi school kyogen masters. Manzo succeeded as the 9th generation Manzo Nomura in 2005 and Man Nomura as the first generation Man Nomura in 2000. They perform in Funawatashi Muko (Bridegroom Aboard Ship) in 2007.