What we do

Noh Training Program 2024

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


Practical experience course
Schedule ; Between April 10 and June 31, 2024
Sing, Dance: Private rehearsal room, Suginami City, Tokyo
Small-drum: Private rehearsal room, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Online course
Schedule ; Between February 3 and June 29, 2024
Schedule and venue ; June 23, 2024 at Suginami Noh Theater, Suginami City, Tokyo

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)
6 sessions (5 rehearsals and 1 presentation)
* 8 online lectures (This course is available for lecture only.)

Principle instructors
Misa Hayashi (Noh dancer and Singer, Komparu-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).
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
For those who wish to continue learning Nohgaku, we can introduce general practice facilities.


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.