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[Special Contribution] Would you like to visit a Noh stage full of charm?

【特別寄稿】魅力いっぱいの能舞台へ行ってみませんか?

[Special Contribution]
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.


At the Kamakura Noh stage, an explanation will be given at the beginning so that even those who see it for the first time can enjoy it. During the Noh performance, the lines called "Utai" are prepared in modern language and English subtitles to make it easier to understand. By projecting images onto monitors installed in three locations in the hall, Noh performances are held in a familiar atmosphere.

From the stage, script, Noh mask, costumes, musical instruments, direction, composition, style, vocalization, and pronunciation, you can feel the accumulation of 700 years and learn the vestiges of ancient times in the traditional Japanese performing art of "Noh." Please enjoy it at the "Meeting to Know Noh".

(Stage photo: Kanta Nakamori, photography: Sosuke Komai)
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