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The 12th Annual Takiginou Performance (Torchlight Noh Performance)

  • Organization : Executive Committee for Asukayama Takiginou
  • Section : In Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Japanese Traditional Art


In October 2003, Noh Artist Shigeya Kimura began Asukayama Takiginou. Mr. Kimura wanted to use his Noh talents as a way to give something back to Kita Ward, where he was born. This year marks the group’s 12th year. This years’ performance is being set on a stage illuminated by bonfires and traditional Japanese candles, setting an inviting atmosphere into a twilight lit world surrounded by nature and history.

– Main Performances
Kyogen Farce Chidori (Alternate), by Mansaku Nomura, Mansai Nomura and others
Noh Play Sumidagawa (Sumida River), by Yukifusa Takeda、Akiyuki Takeda and others

-Post-nigh Performances
Part 1: Shimai Dance and Kyogen Farce performed by a local university’s Noh Club
Part 2: Kyogen Farce Kakiyamabushi (Persimmon mountain priest), by Sukenori Miyake, Chikanari Miyake and others
Kyogen Farce Kaminari (Thunder), by Norishige Yamamoto, Norihide Yamamoto and others


Executive Committee for Asukayama Takiginou

The late Shigeya Kimura, member of the Association for Japanese Noh Plays and general holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property in Noh Plays, began this tradition during his chairmanship in 2003 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Edo Shogunate. Since its 4th performance, volunteers from local ward associations, shopping streets, and companies have carried on this legacy and tradition. Performances include the well known Japanese Noh artists Mansaku Nomura and Gensho Umewaka. From 2013 it was held over two days and included performances by local university Noh clubs and associations that develop young Noh artists.


Sumio Tamura
Chief Administrator
Executive Committee for Asukayama Takiginou
c/o Kimura 3-21-5 Tabata, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-0014
tel: +81-3-3821-3378
E-mail: stamu◆kitanet.ne.jp
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Main Performances: October 16, 2014 at 6:30PM
Post-night Performances: October 17, 2014 at 6:00PM