What we do

Noh Training Program 2023

  • Organization : Shiraai-no-kai
  • Section : None
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


Hands-on experience events
〈Noh training Course〉
1. Sing 2. Dance 3. Small-drum

Number of practical skill sessions per participant (including presentation/rehearsals for presentation)
5 rehearsals, 1 presentation, 8 classroom lectures
*Participants may attend single classroom lectures

Principle instructors
Misa Hayashi (Noh dancer and Singer, Komaparu-school)
Kayu Omura (Noh Small drum player, Kou-school)

Event features
Designed for those who have never seen Noh before as well as complete beginners, people of all ages from children to adults are welcome to attend the lectures. Participants can choose to practice Dance, Singing, or Kotsuzumi (small drum).
(Those who attended the Noh Training Program 2022 may progress to the next step). In addition, besides practical skills training, we plan to hold ZOOM lectures. As well as providing basic knowledge of Noh, the lectures will feature professionals in various genres talking about the appeal of Noh from their unique perspectives.

Publicity methods for the recruitment of participants (collaboration, cooperation, networking, etc.)
In addition to posting on the Shiraai-no-kai website, the program will be advertised through social media (Twitter, Instagram) posts, and paid advertisements.

Ways to enable participants to continue with practical skills experience (other than programs covered by this grant) after the end of the event
Participants who have become even more interested in Noh through the course are able to continue their training. We would like to develop their interest by promoting performances featuring Noh performers who act as instructors for the program, as well as promoting other styles of Noh. In order that more people can learn about Noh, we would like to continue to use social media to provide information and promote Noh so that people may approach Noh from all angles.


Formed by the three Noh performers Kayu Omura (Kou-school, small drum), Misa Hayashi (Komparu-school, Dancer and singer), and Hachirou Tsujii (Komparu-school, Dancer and singer). The organization was formed with the aim of promoting and popularizing Noh beyond the boundaries of styles/schools and roles.


E-mail: shiraai2021@gmail.com


Lesson room, Shinjuku City, Suginami City, Tokyo