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See also: kōken
Note: In Japanese, a black-clad person is referred as 黒衣 (kuroko), and 黒衣 is one of the 後見 in noh and kabuki.
koken (plural kokens)
- (theater) A black-clad person who enters the stage to rearrange the set, unremarked by the actors
1988 July 8, Diana Spinrad, “Tango; Chicago Young Playwrights Festival”:
- McAllister uses the Japanese device of the koken for changing scenes, distributing props, and creating furniture.
- (intransitive) to boil
- (transitive) to boil
- (transitive) to cook, to prepare food
- (intransitive, figuratively) to be very angry, to seethe with anger
Conjugation of koken (weak)
- rōmaji reading of