yobi
   Perhaps the most crucial and crowd-pleasing part of a kabuki play is the entrance (de) of a major character, who moves down the hanimichi and frequently pauses at the shichisan, or "seven-three," which is seven-tenths of the way down the hanimichi , and delivers a stirring, musical, grandiloquent speech (tsurane). Because the entrance and tsurane of a major character are among the most exciting moments in a kabuki performance, such entrances are preceded by an announcement by a character on stage. This formal vocal convention is called yobi and typically involves an actor standing on stage or falling to his knees and pointing to the end of the hanimichi and announcing slowly and formally something like, "Behold! He arrives!" This is a cue for the audience to turn and watch the entrance from the very beginning.