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14th Asukayama Takiginoh & Noh playing appreciation

  • Organization : Asukayama Takiginoh Exective Committee
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Japanese Traditional Art


In October 2003, Noh Artist Shigeya Kimura started Asukayama Takiginou. Mr. Kimura wanted to use his Noh talents as a means of giving back to the city of Kita, his hometown. This year marks the group’s 14th performance. The performances, set on a stage illuminated by bonfires and Japanese traditional candles, invite you into a twilight world filled with nature and history.

(1) Noh playing appreciation
Kodan (Celestial Feather Robe) 
Noh (Celestial Feather Robe)

(2) 14th Asukayama Takiginoh
Kyogen (The Bush Clover Lord) Performers: Mansai Nomura, Yukio Ishida
Noh (Ataka Guard Post) Performers: Yaemon Yamashina, Kenichi Tonoda, Mansaku Nomura


【Asukayama Takiginoh Exective Committee】
The late Shigeya Kimura, a member of the Association for Japanese Noh Plays and general holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property in Noh Plays, who had lived in Kita City, began this tradition under his chairmanship in 2003 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Edo Shogunate. Since its 4th performance, volunteers from local city associations, shopping streets and companies have carried on his legacy and tradition. The performances include famous Japanese Noh artists like Mansaku Nomura and Gensho Umewaka.


Sumio Tamura
Secretary General
Asukayama Takiginoh Exective Committee
c/o Kimura 3-21-5 Tabata, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-0014


Outdoor Stage, Asukayama Park(Kita City, Tokyo)