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bugaku

[boo-gah-koo] /bʊˈgɑ kʊ/
noun
1.
a classical Japanese dance of Chinese origin, originally designed as entertainment for the imperial palace: performed exclusively by men, who serve as both dancers and musicians.
Origin
< Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese dance + yuè music; cf. gagaku
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  • Also included are illustrations of the costuming for the bugaku dances.

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