In a perpetually timeless mountain village of Kyoto with abundant nature all around, enjoy an experience of Noh theater in which you too can mount the stage
LocationSakyo-ku, Kyoto or Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Duration1 ～ 3 hours
Number of participants1 ～100 people
Story & Feature
The world’s oldest masquerade, ‘Nogaku’ (Noh theater) is Japan’s representative performing art that is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Oe’s Nogaku Society has a long history of Noh performances at the Oe Nogakudo built over 110 years ago.
Enjoy, of course, Noh performed by Noh actors who have succeeded to the tradition, but how about a workshop explaining the way to appreciate Noh, its art, techniques and tradition, etc., and even the experience of putting on Noh costume and trying to perform Noh?
The venue is ‘Ryokan Seryo’ in Ohara, a mountain village that combines Kyoto’s history with abundant nature. Noh performed in a tranquil spot where times passes slowly, away from the noise and bustle of Osaka and Kyoto, brings about a charm different from the city.
The appreciation of Noh in this special place, with a special workshop given by Noh actors themselves, will be an artistic experience that goes beyond simple ‘watching’, but that is rich in understanding, wonder and refinement.