Based on the theme “Approaching Tokyo Tradition”, Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, offers diverse projects and programs for people who are not familiar with traditional arts and culture, as well as for people overseas and children to enjoy Japan’s authentic traditional arts and culture.
We have created new video work of one of the most popular Noh plays, “Funa Benkei (Benkei in a boat)” with English subtitles, as a new attempt to reach mainly people overseas who are currently unable to visit Japan, due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. It will be streamed free of charge for a limited period from January 29 to the end of March. It will be available on the official website of Tokyo Tradition and the official YouTube channel of Arts Council Tokyo.
Traditional Culture and Performing Arts – Experience and Appreciation Program for Foreign Visitors
Noh Online: Funa Benkei, Legendary Hero, Riding the Wave from Tokyo to the World
Online distribution: Friday, January 29 – Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (scheduled)
Fee: Free of charge
Title: Noh “Funa Benkei” Shinnoden
Performers: Takehito Tomoeda, Kinya Hosyo, Mansai Nomura, and others
Full press release (PDF) is available here.
Noh Online: Funa Benkei: Dynamic Noh play will be streamed with English subtitles for limited period, free of charge!
For more information about this event, please see here.