Would you like to go to a Noh stage full of charm?
Kanta Nakamori (Noh performer/Kanze-ryu shitekata, Director of Kamakura Noh Stage Operations, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, Holder of General Certification of Important Intangible Cultural Properties)
Noh is generally considered to be difficult and boring, but during the Muromachi period, it was something that the common people enjoyed watching in the precincts of shrines and temples.
The shogun of the time, Yoshimitsu Ashikaga, became a supporter, and as a result, it became a performing art loved by samurai, and as a result, it became distant from the common people.
After the end of the Edo era and the beginning of the Meiji era, opportunities for the general public to see theater increased, but the impression that theater was difficult to understand for first-time viewers remained established.
However, if you understand the story and the meaning of the movements, Noh is a fascinating and interesting play.
(Stage photo: Kanta Nakamori, Photography: Sosuke Komai)
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