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Konparu Zenchiku

Author, Japanese
Konparu Zenchiku (1405–1468, 1470, or 1471) was a skilled Japanese Noh actor, troupe leader, and playwright. His plays are particularly characterized by an intricate, allusive, and subtle style inherited from Zeami, which combined yūgen with influences from Zen Buddhism and Kegon: actors should strive for unconscious performance, in which they enters the “circle of emptiness”; such a state of being is the highest level of artistic or religious achievement.