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<Rediscover the charm of Japanese! > Let's go to see traditional performing arts (Part 2)

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[9/24] The stage of the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse is fantastically lit up!
A completely new "modern Noh stage", "Red Brick Takigi Noh"

A mysterious world that spreads out against the backdrop of the night view of Yokohama Port and the illumination

Yokohama Noh Theater will hold a red brick takigi noh this fall under the title of "Tono Art Festival 2016". This is an unprecedented attempt to enjoy Noh by creating a special stage in the event plaza of the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse.

The Kanze school talent group Noriaki Umewaka dances the Noh "Funa Benkei", and the painter Akira Yamaguchi, who is also known as the "Heisei Yamato painter", devotes the "mirror plate" that is indispensable for the Noh stage, and the space is made into a world-class lighting designer. Risa Ishii Envelops fantastically with the light of Akira. It's a stage where you can feel the excitement and excitement just by imagining it!

10_ Trimming ability "Funa Benkei" (Kanze style) Noriaki Umewaka

"Funa Benkei Shige before and after" (Kanze style) Noriaki Umewaka

BeginnersA stage with a "synopsis" and rare seats that even people can enjoy

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Kyogen "mosquito sumo" (Okura school)

The performance is Noh "Funa Benkei Shige before and after" (Kanze style) Noriaki Umewaka Kyogen "Mosquito Sumo" (Okura style) Norishige Yamamoto

Both are songs that even beginners can enjoy, but this time, we will prepare synopses in Japanese and English and distribute them so that they can be viewed on tablets and smartphones. It seems that people who are not familiar with Noh can enjoy it even if they visit it without any prior knowledge. In addition, there is a wide range of pricing, and it is a price that even people who "want to see a little" can reach. (Furthermore, unreserved seats are rare seats that can be seen from angles that cannot be seen on a normal Noh stage!)

I went to the production presentation!

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Mr. Noriaki Umewaka, Mr. Risa Ishii, and Mr. Akira Yamaguchi attended the production presentation held the other day. Masayuki Nakamura, director of the Yokohama Noh Theater, a general producer, gave an overview and said, "I want to create a world that is completely different from the traditional takigi noh.!! "He said enthusiastically.

Although the genres are different from Noh, lighting, and art, each is a top runner who represents each field. The comments were also full of individuality, which greatly aroused expectations for the stage.

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This year, the Yokohama Noh Theater will be celebrating its 20th anniversary, but this is the first Noh stage to be held at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. Noh dances on autumn nights, illuminated by the night view of Yokohama Port spreading behind and the beautiful moonlight. I can't help but feel the splendor and depth of Japanese culture when I imagine the pine trees of Heisei Yamato-e floating in the background, surrounded by artistic lighting. Let's pray from now on to be blessed with a wonderful moonlit night and a pleasant night breeze!

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I have seen Akira Yamaguchi's "Kyokazaka" public production!

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Akira Yamaguchi, a painter, was held on August 26, prior to "Red Brick Takigi Noh".Public production of the end plate by N. The location of Queen's Square near Minatomirai Station, people passing by for shopping and commuting stopped, and I was looking at the pine paintings that were being finished more and more.

At Akarenga Takigi Noh, a transparent plate is prepared for the mirror plate so that the depth of the place is not impaired and the Bay Bridge and the night view can be seen. Made with oil paint, taking advantage of the glossy material. This is the first attempt in Noh history.
Mr. Yamaguchi was moving the brush almost without a break except for the break time that was sandwiched on the way. In the interview during the production, he said as follows.

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"The mirror plate of the Noh stage is just the background, and the leading role is the Noh performer. I was conscious of the pine that complements the dancers so that the stage spreads when people stand in front of them, faithfully to the example of their predecessors. I would like to come up with a new innovation of my own.
Because of the transparent material, the real space is projected behind the pine tree. It would be great if we could create a pseudo-space that would appear between the dream and the present. "

"Yokohama Noh Theater Gaino Art Festival 2016 Red Brick Warehouse Noh

■ Date and time: Saturday, September 24, 2016
■ Venue: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Event Plaza Special Stage ■ Price: Special seats (reserved seats, S seats in Noh Theater in rainy weather): 7,000 yen First-class seats (reserved seats, A and B seats in Noh Theater in rainy weather): 6,000 yen Second-class seats (reserved seats, refunds in case of rain): 4,000 yen Unreserved seats (refunds in case of rain): 2,000 yen * Special seats, first-class seats at Yokohama Noh TheaterOnly seats are available.
■ Tickets: Special seats and first-class seats are sold out.
* Second-class seats and unreserved seats are available at Ticket Pia → http://t.pia.jp/pia/event/event.do?eventCd=1630721
http://ynt.yafjp.org/schedule/?p=1862

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[10/9] Annual performance in Yokohama!
"Ningyo Joruri", a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage, a complex art of the Trinity

I fell in love with the subtle movements that even express my feelings

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Recently, Kawahara's Tatsuhiki (Photo: Shinji Aoki)

"Ningyo Joruri Bunraku" is held every October at the Kanagawa Prefectural Youth Center, which stands on a small hill where you can see the Yokohama Landmark Tower.

A rare opportunity to see Bunraku performances originating in Osaka in Kanagawa Prefecture.It is a performance that is very popular every year.

There may not be many people who have heard of "Ningyo Joruri / Bunraku" but have actually seen it. The story of Taifu, the sound of the shamisen, and the doll. These three are complex arts that unfold a complex drama on the stage, and are a traditional performing art that represents Japan and is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is three puppeteers who control one puppet. One of the highlights is the subtle movements that express the emotions, which is unprecedented in the world, and has captured the hearts of many fans, saying, "It's like a real human being!"

With subtitles that even beginners can rest assured! You can concentrate on the world of the stage

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Imoseyama Onna Teiwa (Photo: Shinji Aoki)

At this youth center performance, the performances that are easy for beginners to understand, such as the performers explaining the synopsis and subtitles, are very popular.

From the people who saw it last time, "The subtitles were very easy to see. It was good because I could grasp the flow of the story in the first commentary." I was impressed by the facial expressions and the movement of the dolls. "" I'm glad that the sound and the stage are close, probably because of the small hall. Thank you again next year. Thank you. "

On the day, different performances will be held in the day and night sections.

[Daytime section]
Imoseyama Onna Tekin , the stage of the Sugi liquor store, the stage of Michiyuki Koi Ryokan, the stage of Himekare, the stage of Kinden … A magnificent story told.
[Night section]
These days, Kawara no Tatehiki , Shijo Kawara-dan, Horikawa Sarumawari-dan … A story full of compassion for mothers and brothers and sisters, set in a poor monkey-turning house in Kyoto.

It seems that there are only a few tickets left for the daytime section, but there are still seats left for the nighttime section. "Recently Kawahara no Tatsuhiki" in the night section is a tragic but somewhat humorous humanity story in which humor and melancholy intersect. Why don't you come and enjoy the world of the stage woven by dolls on an autumn night?

2016 Kanagawa Traditional Performing Arts Festival Ningyo Joruri Bunraku Performance ■ Date: October 9, 2016 (Sun)
Daytime section starts at 13:00 (opens at 12:30)
Night section starts at 17:00 (opens at 16:30)
■ Venue: Prefectural Youth Center Hall ■ Price: General A seat 3,200 yen / B seat 2,500 yen / C seat 1,500 yen Wheelchair seat 2,500 yen Attendant seat 2,500 yen Student 1,000 yen ■ Ticket: Ticket Kanagawa 0570-015-415 (Reception 10: 00-18: 00)
Internet http://www.kanagawa-arts.or.jp/tc/
(Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall, Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, KAAT KanagawaThere is also a window sale at the art theater)
http://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/cnt/f531320/p811343.html

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