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Noh Theater: Beyond Words, Beyond Borders

  • Japanese Traditional Art ,
  • Performance ,
  • Workshop

Crossing the language barrier to share “Noh” with the world.

This program consists of both a behind-the-scenes “experience corner” and special performances of Noh in both English and Japanese.
For foreign visitors to Japan, a hands-on “experience corner” will allow visitors to try on masks and costumes as well as play instruments before the performance with guidance from Noh professionals.

The performance section of this program features Japanese, English and bilingual selections from Noh and its comedic counterpart, Kyogen. Performers from the Kita School of Noh, Theatre Nohgaku, and the Shigeyama School of Kyogen will present Japanese, English and bilingual selections culminating in a Japanese premiere of the demon Noh Kurozuka with a special English Kyogen interlude. A question and answer period with featured performers will follow in Japanese and English.


Shigeru Nagashima
Ryoichi Kano
Teruhisa Oshima
Noboru Yasuda
Doji Shigeyama
Richard Emmert etc.


On sale: Friday, September 4
Adult 3,500 yen
Student 1,500 yen
*All seats reserved


Tokyo tradition office, Arts Council Tokyo (10:00~18:00)
TEL:03-5369-4541 FAX:03-3225-1006


Kita Noh Theatre



Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported and Cooperated by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Supported by
The Asahi Shimbun Company