Born roughly 700 years ago, “Noh” theater is the heart of Japan. In addition to representing Japan as a traditional performing art, Noh is also the world’s oldest form of masked play.
While located in the big city, visitors are surrounded by a deep “quiet” within the doors of the “Yamamoto Noh Theater” with its 90-year history.
Gaze up at the darkly glistening wood of the stage ceiling to be overwhelmed by the sense of the ages passing.
Note the exquisitely-detailed Noh-men masks which show varied personalities from each angle, as well as the elegant, luxuriant costumes decorated with gold leaf and exquisite embroidery of natural motifs.
Then put on a costume in the traditional manner, and take the stage.
Get direct instruction on footwork and songs from a Nohgakushi player, then turn toward the audience seating and belt out a song!
After you’ve learned the fundamentals of Noh theater, enjoy a “personal Noh theater performance” put on by the greatest of Nohgakushi players.