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2018.04.12

It's difficult to say Noh and madness !? There are so many performances I want people to experience!

Yokohama Noh Theater 
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A place where you can easily experience the traditional culture that Japan is proud of.
Yokohama Noh Theater

Located on a hill overlooking the Minato Mirai area of Yokohama, "Yokohama Noh Theater" is located in the corner of Kasobeyama Park, which is also famous for cherry blossoms in spring. It is located in a very quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and it is also attractive to enjoy seasonal walks, such as colorful trees and cherry blossom petals scattered before heading to the venue.

It's difficult to say Noh and madness !? There are so many performances I want people to experience!

It's difficult to say Noh and madness !? There are so many performances I want people to experience!
The main stage of "Yokohama Noh Theater" is a restored version of the Noh stage that has long been popular as the former Somei Noh stage. This stage was built in 1875 in the former Nagashi Kaga feudal lord, Masayasu Maeda's residence in 1875, and later relocated to the Yonaga Matsudaira residence in Somei, Tokyo in 1965. Has been widely used. It is the oldest existing Noh stage in the Kanto region and is the 8th oldest in Japan, and it is designated as a cultural property of Yokohama because it is valuable in the history of architecture and Noh.

It's difficult to say Noh and madness !? There are so many performances I want people to experience!
Please pay attention to the end plate that is visible in front of the main stage! Generally, it seems that there is one "Oromatsu" drawn on it, but the end plate of Yokohama Noh Theater is a little different. Along with "Oromatsu", "Ume" and "Nesasa" are drawn. This is a very rare thing. Why is "Ume" ... About this, there is also a story that it is named after the Ueda of Michizane Sugawara, the father of the Maeda family.

In spite of such historical places, there are plenty of unique projects for beginners who tend to think "Noh or crazy sounds difficult". It is said that the "Yokohama Kyogendo" where you can enjoy two Kyogen songs with commentary for only 2,000 yen, a Kyogen workshop for children, and a free guided tour of the facility once a month are popular.

Introducing the "barrier-free Noh," which is one of the most popular performances of the project, and is held once a year when you hear the footsteps of spring! It is a performance where people with and without disabilities can share the same time and enjoy Noh and Kyogen together without distinction.

It's difficult to say Noh and madness !? There are so many performances I want people to experience!

It's difficult to say Noh and madness !? There are so many performances I want people to experience!

It's difficult to say Noh and madness !? There are so many performances I want people to experience!

It's difficult to say Noh and madness !? There are so many performances I want people to experience!
A variety of support is available, including admission tickets and pamphlets in Braille, tactile diagrams that show the layout of Noh plays, sign language / PC interpreters, one free assistant, and sub-voice. Other performancesConsidering the choice of eyes, the time is not too long, and the point is that it has a balanced structure that is interesting just to listen or watch!

There is also a "Noh mask" replica corner that will be used for the performance on the day outside the hall, where you can actually touch it to check its shape, size, and feel.
It's difficult to say Noh and madness !? There are so many performances I want people to experience!

It's difficult to say Noh and madness !? There are so many performances I want people to experience!
There is also a space for wheelchairs in the hall.

It's difficult to say Noh and madness !? There are so many performances I want people to experience!
A gentle, warm day where everyone can come and experience the traditional culture of Japan. Even beginners will be able to enjoy it without any hesitation because it comes with a detailed explanation. The world of "barrier-free" in the true sense, which can release such anxiety, is spreading here. By all means, please come and visit us at the Yokohama Noh Theater once a year.

  • Yokohama Noh Theater
  • Yokohama Noh Theater
  • Yokohama Noh Theater

An art center of Japanese classical performing arts known for its high planning and production skills.
Not only performance of Japanese classical performing arts including Noh,
We are also creating new works in collaboration with overseas.

  • Address
    27-2 Koyogaoka, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
  • TEL
    045-263-3055

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