Would you like to go to a Noh stage full of charm?
Kanta Nakamori (Noh performer/Kanze School Shite-kata, Director of Kamakura Noh Theater Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, General Certified Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property)
Noh is generally thought to be 'difficult and boring', but in the Muromachi period, it was enjoyed by ordinary people in the precincts of shrines and temples.
However, Yoshimitsu Ashikaga, the shogun at that time, became a supporter, and as a result, it became a performing art loved by the samurai, and as a result, it distanced itself from the common people.
With the end of the Edo period and the start of the Meiji period, the public has had more opportunities to see theater, but the impression that it is difficult to understand for those who see it for the first time has taken hold.
However, if you understand the plot and the meaning of the movements, Noh is fascinating and entertaining.
(Stage photo: Kanta Nakamori, photography: Sosuke Komai)
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