What we do

Start with Noh‟Hagoromo”! Shite-kata and Waki-kata Full-scale experience of Noh

  • Organization : Institute Ichinokai
  • Section : None
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


Hands-on experience events
Noh song (Shite-kata and Waki-kata); Noh performance (Shite-kata and Waki-kata)

Number of practical skill sessions per participant (including presentation/rehearsals for presentation)
10 sessions

Principal instructors
Keigo Suzuki (Shite-kata Kanze-style Noh performer), Hiroshi Obinata (Waki-kata Shimogakari Hosho-style Noh performer)

Event features
(1) Conduct rehearsals of the same Noh songs and performances as professional Noh performers on an actual Noh stage, focusing on the Noh “Hagoromo.”
(2) While conducting rehearsals, provide the information and knowledge required when watching stage performances.
(3) To assist in moving rehearsals forward, provide exclusive video of the instructors.
(4) On the final day of the program, hold a presentation in which participants perform on an actual Noh stage and wear simple Noh costumes.

Publicity methods for the recruitment of participants (collaboration, cooperation, networking, etc.)
(1) Distribute leaflets to Public Interest Incorporated Association Kanze Kyukokai and Shimogakari Hoshokai, the organizations to which the instructors belong, and also to relevant Noh theaters and local universities.
(2) Ask groups (Ikimachi Inc., Southern Company Co., Ltd.) active in the Kagurazaka district of Tokyo, where the venue is located, to assist in publicizing the event, and also distribute information online and put up posters at the event venue.
(3) Recruit individuals (monitors) to assist with promotion on social media and share tales of their experiences on the program.

Ways to enable participants to continue with practical skills experience (other than programs covered by this grant) after the end of the event
(1) After the program ends, find out the needs and conditions of participants who want to continue studying as a hobby and provide introductions to individual and group classes run by the instructors.
(2) Inform participants of Noh performances and pre-performance talks in which the instructors are to appear.
(3) Inform participants of joint videos and events in partnership with other genres of classical performing arts.


Institute Ichinokai
As a Noh performer, Institute Ichinokai President Keigo Suzuki strives to promote Noh to a wide range of audiences both within Japan and overseas and ensure the transmission of this form of culture through Noh performances and events designed to raise awareness of what is one of Japan’s foremost classical performing arts. In addition, he aims to engage in cultural and academic promotion, education and welfare, and regional revitalization activities through the medium of Noh.


Institute Ichinokai
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E-mail: yugaku_studio@yahoo.co.jp


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