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               piece  ≫Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan



The word ‘Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan‘ (wind, forests, fire, mountains) was used as an emblem on the flag of Shingen Takeda, a great samurai who lived through the Age of Civil Wars in Japan.

Around 430 years ago, Japan was divided into many small provincial groups. The groups were taken control by the leaders, and they fought to protect and expand their territories.
Among numerous powerful leaders at the time, Shingen Takeda, who skillfully ruled the land of Kai, held the elements of knowledge, courage, tactics, techniques, and faith.
The method he used to successfully gain a victory was Fu-Rin-Ka-Zan (wind, forests, fire, mountains).
This principle of his fighting style encourages to act as fast as a blast, lurk as quietly as forests, attack as aggressively as flame, and to wait for the right moment as patiently as mountains.

However, the most significant factor that Shingen valued was to win without fighting. He did not believe in bloody fighting that only wasted the land.
Shingen;s dauntless faiths and beliefs are expressed within the dance of the blast, the forests, the blame, and the mountains.

Premiere: Japan,2006
Choreographer: Kumiko Sakamoto, Masashi Mishiro
Exact Run Time: 20min
Number of Dancers: 10-15

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