Presentation 2020-09-14
"Ambiguousness" perceived from the Noh Mask (face) and the Behaviors (body)
Yayoi Kotani,
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Abstract(in English) Noh mask has been attracting attention as a research target of facial expression recognition. In the previous studies, there are many experiments investigating how we recognize emotions from Noh masks focusing on the angle of viewpoints of facial expression recognition such as up, down, left and right of the Noh mask, shadow, etc. However, in the actual performance of Noh, observers perceive also performers' bodies (behaviors), stories, contexts, and sounds simultaneously rather than only Noh masks (face). In this presentation, as a researcher in the field of philosophy, the fact that "the Noh mask is not visible". It is intended to be illustrated by taking “A Torchlight Performance of Noh” as a contrast. Based on the design of the venue and the seats, we examine how Noh can be seen, especially focusing on the height difference between the stage and seats, the variety of seats, that is, the difference in viewpoint. I will suggest that we cannot see "a Noh mask itself" as well as "a Noh stage itself", and constructs it as an art that emphasizes multi-sensory perception including visual and auditory information. We will discuss what has been done, especially the perspective of “darkness”.
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Keyword(in English) Noh / Noh Mask / Behaviors / A Torchlight Performance of Noh / darkness / Philosophy / Face-and Body Studies / Multimodal perception
Paper # HIP2020-25
Date of Issue 2020-09-07 (HIP)

Conference Information
Committee HIP
Conference Date 2020/9/14(2days)
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Place (in English) Zoom
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Topics (in English) Face & Body, etc.
Chair Shuichi Sakamoto(Tohoku Univ.)
Vice Chair Yuji Wada(Ritsumeikan Univ.) / Sachiko Kiyokawa(Nagoya Univ.)
Secretary Yuji Wada(NICT) / Sachiko Kiyokawa(NTT)
Assistant Hidetoshi Kanaya(Ritsumeikan Univ.) / Yuki Yamada(Kyushu Univ.)

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Language JPN
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Title (in English) "Ambiguousness" perceived from the Noh Mask (face) and the Behaviors (body)
Sub Title (in English) The field of Philosophy and The Face-Body Studies
Keyword(1) Noh
Keyword(2) Noh Mask
Keyword(3) Behaviors
Keyword(4) A Torchlight Performance of Noh
Keyword(5) darkness
Keyword(6) Philosophy
Keyword(7) Face-and Body Studies
Keyword(8) Multimodal perception
1st Author's Name Yayoi Kotani
1st Author's Affiliation Shinshu University(Shinshu Univ.)
Date 2020-09-14
Paper # HIP2020-25
Volume (vol) vol.120
Number (no) HIP-169
Page pp.pp.7-12(HIP),
#Pages 6
Date of Issue 2020-09-07 (HIP)