Discover NOH & KYOGEN


When: 24/06/16: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: National Noh Theatre, Sendagaya 4-18-1

Noh and Kyogen are two dramatic forms that have developed alongside each other. While Noh is known for its formal, serious performances, Kyogen is a rougher, more humorous art form, often performed as an interlude between Noh acts. They are collectively known as Nohgaku, and have been recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. But without some background in the art form and the language, it can be hard for foreign audiences to understand. Discover NOH & KYOGEN is a one-evening program that helps non-Japanese audiences enjoy Nohgaku without the language barrier. Each seat is equipped with a monitor that displays a real-time translation of the performance, and an English commentary on plot points and the deeper meaning of the action on the stage. On the program for the night is the Noh drama “The Swordsmith Kokaji” and the kyogen work, “Kaki Yamabushi.”

Discover NOH & KYOGEN

How much: ¥3,100 (front-stage seat)/¥2,600 (side-stage seat)/¥2,100 (middle-stage seat)/¥1,300 (students, all seats) Tickets can be purchased at

More info: Information in English is also available at 03-5413-7568 from 10:00am to 6:00pm

Image: ≪Noh Kokaji≫ (“The Swordsmith Kokaji”), Yoshimasa Kanze (actor), photo by Shinji Aoki

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