Definitions

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  • n. A black-clad person who enters the stage to rearrange the set, unremarked by the actors

Etymologies

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From Japanese 後見 (kokenn, "a staff in noh and kabuki").

Examples

  • There is a position in the organization of the Inoue School called a koken.

    Geisha, A Life

  • One of the reasons the koken are important is because they are in charge of the selection of the iemoto.

    Geisha, A Life

  • As a koken, Mother Sakaguchi was instrumental in electing Inoue Yachio IV to her present position.

    Geisha, A Life

  • No hush hush. .no vitamin. .koken will blow your mental .. merde said

    Junk - Latest Happenings

  • Here’s a fun video that uses koken black-clad stage assistants to pull off some pretty neat kung fu moves over a can of Pepsi.

    Pepsi Can Fu » Japundit Blog

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