the media for art, culture and events in Kanagawa prefecture.
traditional culture Art and Photography

Noh theater transforms into an art museum! An artistic world that laughs and thinks about deep themes

Yokohama Noh Theater 
(Please note that this page was created using Google's automatic translation service and understand that because of this, its translation may not necessarily be accurate.)

Go, see, feel the world of art
Yokohama Noh Theater Special Exhibition Akira Yamaguchi "Daytime Shura"

Miyuki Inoue (Magical Editor)

Akira Yamaguchi, one after another, presents works that combine traditional Japanese painting style with modern motifs, and presents an installation at Yokohama Noh Theater—this is the only way to go! This is because Yamaguchi is a handsome contemporary writer who is popular among art girls because of her style of humor, but also her cool and cool style. What is he trying to do at the Noh theater, which can be called the Japanese classical hall of fame? I went out curiously.

This exhibition is in conjunction with the Yokohama Noh Theater performance “Fuya and Mutsu-The World of Shura Noh”. In other words, a world without imperfection develops while depicting the characters of "Heike Monogatari" and the nature of the battle.
Go through the same lobby as usual, and first to the first floor. A bow is placed on each seat, and when you look around, it looks like a pattern of "Aominami". From behind the scenes, the sound of flowing water can be heard faintly, reminiscent of the water world where the Heike people sank at Tannoura.

When I heard that there was an exhibit in the lobby on the first floor, I returned and found an old wall clock in one corner. Is this an installation?
On the stage, you can feel the flow of time with "water", and in the lobby, you can feel the time with a clicking sound. It will be a taste to experience various time axes ? By the way, the time of the wall clock may be greatly shifted, but it seems that it leads to the space where time passes in parallel-the world of Noh where the past and the present exist in parallel.

On the second floor, chairs and tables are stacked in front of the break room. This is, of course, part of the installation.
The party-like table setting prepared in the back room is an image of a "phantom feast" in which "Yoshiichi Mimi" was taken to the Heike's ghost. So, are the chairs and tables stacked in the foreground a real world, a cemetery?

A world that can be seen by those who see it, but not by those who cannot see it.

In the glass case, where the Noh materials are usually displayed, along with Yamaguchi's paintings, various tools pulled out of the Noh Theater's storage are displayed as "works". Noh masks, wigs used on the stage, clothes girder to display costumes, dressing room jugs, screws and nails picked up from tool boxes. Mr. Yamaguchi walked around the Noh theater and combined the selected objects with his own paintings to form the whole.
Some of the paintings are unfinished at the time of the opening, but according to the person, "I intend to complete them on closed days." If you go there a few times, you may enjoy the "evolution" of the work.
920 "/>

A panel leaned casually in front of a glass case. Still in production? This is part of the installation, of course. The fact that the information board is displayed in a glass case with a clear face seems to be contemporary art.
The theme flowing through the whole is "sea" or "wave". It is the rise and fall of the Heike, and it coincides with the tragedy that hit Tohoku.

Understand? do not know?

It's better to feel free and enjoy than to think difficult.

In the video corner, a video (?) Played by Mr. Yamaguchi himself flows endlessly.
The title of the work is "release ability".
The message that the artist should send is something that can be done because it is art ... I felt.

Yokohama Noh Theater Special Exhibition Akira Yamaguchi "Noon Shura"

[Holding period] Until Saturday, March 23 9: 00-20: 00
* Closed on February 26 (Tue), March 4 (Mon), 5 (Tue) and 6 (Wed)
[Venue] Yokohama Noh Theater
[Entrance fee] Free * If there is a paid event, those who do not have a ticket can not enter.
[Inquiry] Yokohama Noh Theater Tei.045-263-3055

    An arts center for Japanese classical arts, known for its high planning and production skills.
    Not only performances of traditional Japanese performing arts such as Noh,
    New works are also being created through collaboration with overseas.

    • Address
      27-2 Koyogaoka, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
    • TEL