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The 15th Annual Takiginou Performance (Torchlight Noh Performance)

  • Organization : Executive Committee for Asukayama Takiginou
  • Section : None
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


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 15th 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.

Kyogen Farce Futaribakama , by Mansaku Nomura, Mansai Nomura and others

Noh Play Daihannya , by Matsuki Chitoshi and others


Executive Committee for Asukayama Takiginou
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.


Yoshiharu Matsuzawa
Steering Committee Chairman
Executive Committee for Asukayama Takiginou
c/o Kimura 3-21-5 Tabata, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-0014


Outdoor Stage, Asukayama Park  (Kita City, Tokyo)