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  1. Nanki - Wikipedia › wiki › Nanki

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Nanki (南紀) is a limited express train service in Japan operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central), which runs from Nagoya to Shingū and Kii-Katsuura. The service passes through several notable and important locations, situated on the Kii Peninsula, such as Matsusaka.

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  2. Nanki–Shirahama Airport - Wikipedia › wiki › Nanki–Shirahama_Airport

    Nanki–Shirahama Airport (南紀白浜空港, Nanki Shirahama Kūkō) (IATA: SHM, ICAO: RJBD) is a third class airport in Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan.It serves the southern part of the Kii Peninsula with three daily Japan Airlines round-trips to Tokyo International Airport, utilizing Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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  4. Bebe Nanaki - Wikipedia › wiki › Bibi_Nanki

    Bebe Nanaki (Punjabi: ਬੇਬੇ ਨਾਨਕੀ, 'sister Nanaki') (1464–1518) was the elder sister of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder and first Guru (teacher) of Sikhism. She was originally a Hindu. Later, they adopted Sikhism. Nanaki is an important religious figure of Sikhism, and is known as the first Gursikh.

  5. The Mikado - Wikipedia › wiki › The_Mikado
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    Gilbert and Sullivan's opera immediately preceding The Mikado was Princess Ida (1884), which ran for nine months, a short duration by Savoy opera standards. When ticket sales for Princess Ida showed early signs of flagging, the impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte realised that, for the first time since 1877, no new Gilbert and Sullivan work would be ready when the old one closed. On 22 March 1884, Carte gave Gilbert and Sullivan contractual notice that a new opera would be required within six months. Sullivan's close friend, the conductor Frederic Clay, had suffered a serious stroke in December 1883 that effectively ended his career. Reflecting on this, on his own precarious health, and on his desire to devote himself to more serious music, Sullivan replied to Carte that "it is impossible for me to do another piece of the character of those already written by Gilbert and myself".Gilbert, who had already started work on a new libretto in which people fall in love against their wills afte...

    The Mikado of Japan (bass or bass-baritone)
    Nanki-Poo, His Son, disguised as a wandering minstrel and in love with Yum-Yum (tenor)
    Ko-Ko, The Lord High Executioner of Titipu (comic baritone)
    Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything Else (baritone)

    Act I

    1. Courtyard of Ko-Ko's Official Residence Gentlemen of the fictitious Japanese town of Titipu are gathered ("If you want to know who we are"). A handsome but poor minstrel, Nanki-Poo, arrives and introduces himself ("A wand'ring minstrel I"). He inquires about his beloved, a schoolgirl called Yum-Yum, who is a ward of Ko-Ko (formerly a cheap tailor). One of the gentlemen, Pish-Tush, explains that when the Mikado decreed that flirting was a capital crime, the Titipu authorities frustrated the...

    Act II

    1. Ko-Ko's Garden. Yum-Yum is being prepared by her friends for her wedding ("Braid the raven hair"), after which she muses on her own beauty ("The sun whose rays"). Pitti-Sing and Peep-Bo return to remind her of the limited duration of her impending union. Joined by Nanki-Poo and Pish-Tush, they try to keep their spirits up ("Brightly dawns our wedding-day"), but soon Ko-Ko and Pooh-Bah enter to inform them of a twist in the law that states that when a married man is beheaded for flirting, h...

    Overture (Includes "Mi-ya Sa-ma", "The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze", "There is Beauty in the Bellow of the Blast", "Braid the Raven Hair" and "With Aspect Stern and Gloomy Stride") This was arran...

    The Mikado had the longest original run of the Savoy Operas. It also had the quickest revival: after Gilbert and Sullivan's next work, Ruddigore, closed relatively quickly, three operas were revived to fill the interregnum until The Yeomen of the Guard was ready, including The Mikado, just 17 months after its first run closed. On 4 September 1891, D'Oyly Carte's touring "C" company gave a Royal Command Performance of The Mikado at Balmoral Castle before Queen Victoria and the Royal Family. The original set design was by Hawes Craven, with men's costumes by C. Wilhelm. The first provincial production of The Mikado opened on 27 July 1885 in Brighton, with several members of that company leaving in August to present the first authorised American production in New York. From then on, The Mikadowas a constant presence on tour. From 1885 until the Company's closure in 1982, there was no year in which a D'Oyly Carte company (or several of them) was not presenting it. The Mikado was revived...

    Themes of death

    The Mikado is a comedy that deals with themes of death and cruelty. This works only because Gilbert treats these themes as trivial, even lighthearted issues. For instance, in Pish-Tush's song "Our great Mikado, virtuous man", he sings: "The youth who winked a roving eye / Or breathed a non-connubial sigh / Was thereupon condemned to die – / He usually objected." The term for this rhetorical technique is meiosis, a drastic understatement of the situation. Other examples of this are when self-d...

    Japanese setting

    The opera is named after the Emperor of Japan using the term mikado (御門 or 帝 or みかど), literally meaning "the honourable gate" of the imperial palace, referring metaphorically to its occupant and to the palace itself. The term was commonly used by the English in the 19th century but became obsolete. To the extent that the opera portrays Japanese culture, style and government, it is a fictional version of Japan used to provide a picturesque setting and to capitalise on Japonism and the British...

    Modernised words and phrases

    Modern productions update some of the words and phrases in The Mikado. For example, two songs in the opera use the word "nigger". In "As some day it may happen", often called the "list song", Ko-Ko names "the nigger serenader and the others of his race". In the Mikado's song, "A more humane Mikado", the lady who modifies her appearance excessively is to be punished by being "blacked like a nigger with permanent walnut juice". These references are to white performers in blackface minstrel show...

    The following tables show the casts of the principal original productions and D'Oyly Carte Opera Company touring repertory at various times through to the company's 1982 closure: 1Role of Go-To added from April 1885 ²For 1896–97 revival, Richard Temple returned to play The Mikado during January–February 1896, and again from November 1896 – February 1897.

    Audio recordings

    The Mikado has been recorded more often than any other Gilbert and Sullivan opera.Of those by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, the 1926 recording is the best regarded. Of the modern recordings, the 1992 Mackerras/Telarc is admired. Selected audio recordings 1. 1926 D'Oyly Carte – Conductor: Harry Norris 2. 1936 D'Oyly Carte – Conductor: Isidore Godfrey 3. 1950 D'Oyly Carte – New Promenade Orchestra, Conductor: Isidore Godfrey 4. 1957 D'Oyly Carte – New Symphony Orchestra of London, Conductor:...

    Films and videos

    Sound film versions of twelve of the musical numbers from The Mikado were produced in Britain, and presented as programs titled Highlights from The Mikado. The first production was released in 1906 by Gaumont Film Company. The second production was released in July 1907 by the Walturdaw Company and starred George Thorne as Ko-Ko. Both of these programs used the Cinematophone sound-on-disc system of phonograph recordings (Phonoscène) of the performers played back along with the silent footage...

    The Mikado was adapted as a children's book by W. S. Gilbert titled The Story of The Mikado, which was Gilbert's last literary work. It is a retelling of The Mikadowith various changes to simplify language or make it more suitable for children. For example, in the "little list" song, the phrase "society offenders" is changed to "inconvenient people", and the second verse is largely rewritten. The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company controlled the copyrights to performances of The Mikado and the other Gilbert and Sullivan operas in the U.K. until 1961. It usually required authorised productions to present the music and libretto exactly as shown in the copyrighted editions. Since 1961, Gilbert and Sullivan works have been in the public domain and frequently are adapted and performed in new ways.Notable adaptations have included the following: 1. Mikado March (1885) by John Philip Sousa 2. The Jazz Mikado(1927, Berlin) 3. The Swing Mikado was an adaptation of The Mikadowith an all-black cast, u...

    A wide variety of popular media, including films, television, theatre, and advertising have referred to, parodied or pastiched The Mikado or its songs, and phrases from the libretto have entered popular usage in the English language.Some of the best-known of these cultural influences are described below. Quotes from The Mikado were used in letters to the police by the Zodiac Killer, who murdered at least five people in the San Francisco Bay area between 1966 and 1970. A second-season (1998) episode of the TV show Millennium, titled "The Mikado", is based on the Zodiac case. The Mikado is parodied in Sumo of the Opera, which credits Sullivan as the composer of most of its songs. The detective novel Death at the Opera (1934) by Gladys Mitchell is set against a background of a production of The Mikado. In 2007, the Asian American theatre company, Lodestone Theatre Ensemble, produced The Mikado Project, an original play by Doris Baizley and Ken Narasaki. It was a deconstruction of the o...

  6. Nanki Ram Kanwar - Wikipedia › wiki › Nanki_Ram_Kanwar

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nanki Ram Kanwar is an Indian politician and former Home Minister of Government of Chhattisgarh. He is a member of Bharatiya Janta Party and was also Cabinet Minister in Sunder Lal Patwa ministry in Government of Madhya Pradesh. He is well noted for his support of aggressive stance against the Naxalites.

  7. Nanki-Katsuura Onsen - Wikipedia › wiki › Nanki-Katsuura_Onsen

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nanki-Katsuura Onsen (南紀勝浦温泉) is a coastal onsen, or hot spring, located in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Originally known as "Katsuura Onsen", the "Nanki-" was added to distinguish it from another onsen in Katsuura, Chiba.

  8. Nanki — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 › en › Nanki

    The Nanki (南紀) is a limited express train service in Japan operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central), which runs from Nagoya to Shingū and Kii-Katsuura. The service passes through several notable and important locations, situated on the Kii Peninsula, such as Matsusaka. Travelling the entire 246 km (152.9 mi) journey from Nagoya to Kii-Katsuura takes just under four hours ...

  9. 南紀 - Wikipedia › wiki › 南紀
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    紀伊半島の南部、中央構造線よりも南に位置し、太平洋が南に面する。太平洋側気候を呈しており、雨の多い地方として有名である。また、夏から秋は台風の襲来も多い。 平野が乏しいために、山林が広がり、日本を代表する林業地帯となっている。十津川を初めとして、山間の村落も多い。 江戸時代までは「伊勢へ七度、熊野へ三度」と呼ばれていた。 1. 山脈:果無山脈 2. 山:朝熊山、大峰山、八剣山、大台ヶ原山、那智山、高野山、金剛山 3. 谷:瀞八丁、瀞峡 4. 川:宮川、北山川、熊野川、日置川、日高川、紀の川、富田川 5. 瀑:那智滝 6. 温泉:南紀白浜温泉、南紀勝浦温泉、龍神温泉 7. 海岸:熊野灘(鬼ヶ城)、橋杭岩、和歌浦 8. 岬:潮岬

    南紀は日本神話との縁が深く、熊野は神武東征に関わる土地として登場している。国造が分立した時代には、紀の川流域(今の和歌山県北部)が紀伊国造の領土、熊野川流域(今の和歌山県南部と三重県南部)をヤマト王権が領土にした。ヤマト王権が律令制で中央集権国家を敷くと、紀伊国造と熊野国造の領土を合併、紀伊国に改編した。この内、熊野国造の領土は紀伊国牟婁郡となった。 源平合戦の時期には、南紀は熊野水軍の支配圏に属した。天正期(戦国時代後期)になると、雑賀衆は豊臣秀吉の攻撃を受けて滅び、紀の川流域は代わって、豊臣秀長や桑山重晴などの支配圏に属した。江戸時代になると、紀州徳川家が治める紀州藩の領土となった。紀州藩は、熊野の木材や、沿岸部の蜜柑の栽培を基幹産業として奨励した。五街道に次ぐ副次的な街道として、熊野街道も整備され、熊野三山への参拝客も多く訪れた。

    紀勢本線・阪和線・国道23号・国道42号・国道26号が幹線として南北を縦断し、紀伊半島をU字状に貫く。 鉄道に比べて高速道路の整備が遅れを取っている。大阪や三重県北部と、新宮を結ぶ高速道路も、現時点では未完成である。

    「角川日本地名大辞典」編纂委員会編『和歌山県』角川書店〈角川日本地名大辞典30〉、1985年。ISBN 404001300X。
    金田幸裕、石川義孝『近畿圏』朝倉書店〈日本の地誌8〉、2006年。ISBN 9784254167689。
    桑原康宏『熊野の集落と地名 - 紀南地域の人文環境』清文堂、1999年。ISBN 479240486X。
    小池洋一『和歌山県の地理』地人社、1986年。ISBN 4885010551。
  10. Nanki-Shirahama Onsen - Wikipedia › wiki › Nanki-Shirahama_Onsen

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nanki-Shirahama Onsen (南紀白浜温泉) is an onsen in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.

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