Ch 5 Art and Sports
The main character joins the fight with the samurai, helping him fend off his enemies. The fight is dramatic and ferocious. The main character is strong and filled with energy, especially when compared to the weak soldiers he is fighting. His footsteps and sword swings are much faster, and he quickly overpowers the soldiers. He
runs towards them and
jumps while he lands a blow from above. The enemy soldiers
wobble around after a bit from the
swords hitting each other. One of the soldiers
falls down onto the ground. Eventually, they flee to avoid certain death. Their commander, the antagonist, comes down to fight the protagonist one-on-one.
Shujinkou wa sono samurai o tasukeru tameni, tatakai ni kuwawarimashita. Tatakai wa susamajikute gekiteki deshita. Tokuni yowai kerai to kuraberuto, shujinkou wa tsuyoku enerugishu deshita. Sono futtowaaku to katana sabaki wa totemo hayakatta desu. Dakara subayaku teki o attosurukoto ga dekimashita. Shujinkou wa teki ni mukatte
tata to hashitte
hyu to jyanpushite, ue kara kougekishimashita. Katana de
kan to utta kara, teki wa
yotayota to yorimekimashita. Soshite, kerai no hitori ga
doshin to taoremashita. Sono uchi, teki no keraitachi wa shinanaiyouni nigedashimashita. Soshite, teki no kashira wa shujinko to tatakau tameni, oritekimashita.
During the climax of the tense fight scene, Roary ends up disturbing the people around him by
sniffling his nose loudly,
gulping down a drink, and then
burping. He gets a few
annoyed looks, but he doesn’t pay any attention to them. Eventually, the play ends on a happy note with the main character succeeding in saving the samurai.
Kuraimakkusu de, Roorii wa hana o
gushugushu shitari, nomimono o
geppu o shimashita. Suruto, mawari no hito ga
jirori to mimashita ga, Roorii wa kigatsukimasendeshita. Kekkyoku, shujinkou ga samurai o tasukete sono butai wa happiiendo de owarimashita.
As the actors bow in thanks to the audience, the audience stands up and
claps in recognition of their talent. Roary and his family exit the theater shortly after, and they decide to go to a nearby park to play baseball together to end their long day.
Yakusha ga kankyaku ni ojigi o suruto, kankyaku wa tatte
pachipachi to hakushu o shimashita. Roorii to hosutofamirii wa gekijo o dete, kouen ni itte, yakyuu de asobukoto ni shimashita.
Japan is rich in cultural and traditional forms of entertainment. Traditional Japanese theater has a long history. There are three well known forms: noh, bunraku, and kabuki. Kabuki is a popular dramatic act form dating back to the seventh
century. It’s melodramatic, yet very historical.
There are also unique elements within Kabuki. In 1603, Kabuki originated when a female attendant named from the Izumo shrine performed folk dances. An all female cast was later banned for it was thought to corrupt public morals. From then
until the modern times, males play both male and female roles. There are three different types of kabuki: jidaimono (plays with a historical background); sewamono (plays focusing on the domestic life of people and human nature with some
characteristics of jidaimono); and shosagoto (plays focused on dance). Another unique element within Kabuki is the make up. The kumadori or makeup is elaborate and the characters, within the play, are differentiated by the color of the
makeup. The male actors usually do the makeup themselves and start off by applying a white makeup base called oshiroi. The most commonly used colors are red which represents anger or passion and often times is the main color of the protagonist;
and blue which represents sadness or depression is also the main color for the antagonist. There are over a hundred different styles of kumadori makeup.