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2018 World Malaria Day: Traditional Japanese Kyogen Performance Features “Mosquito Sumo”

April 24, 2018

In honor of a visit to Japan by Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund, who was in Tokyo the day before World Malaria Day, a reception was arranged with a very special performance. The piece performed was Ka-zumo, or “mosquito sumo,” a Kyogen piece—Japan’s traditional comic theater—that was performed by Motonari Okura and his company. Set in the 14th …