Experience the Ancient Dramatic Art of Noh in the Heart of Osaka

Experience the Ancient Dramatic Art of Noh in the Heart of Osaka

Noh is a theatrical art form that dates back more than 650 years. The history of this art, which was the Japanese cultural practice to be recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, is entwined with the history of the shoguns who reigned during the Muromachi (1336-1573) and Edo (1603-1867) periods. Osaka in particular has a strong connection to this archetypal Japanese art: the warlord Hideyoshi Toyotomi, who established the great castle of Osaka, was devoted to the art of Noh and was a skilled performer himself. The Yamamoto Nogakudo theater, located close to Osaka Castle, is an ideal place to appreciate this unique dramatic art.

Enjoy Noh Theater Without the Language Barrier

Enjoy Noh Theater Without the Language Barrier

Although one might think Noh to be difficult to understand, it is really more of a question of imagination – picturing the scenario being presented, and letting it resonate in your heart and mind. At Yamamoto Nogakudo, this is made all the easier thanks to many performances that are given in English, Chinese, and Korean, allowing a wide range of guests to appreciate this unique art form. Guests at Yamamoto Nogakudo can also enjoy these performances while sampling a variety of food and beverages – a rare treat when it comes to Noh theater.

Delight in a Brief Buffet of Japanese Performance Arts

Delight in a Brief Buffet of Japanese Performance Arts

Although one might think Noh to be difficult to understand, it is really more of a question of imagination – picturing the scenario being presented, and letting it resonate in your heart and mind. At Yamamoto Nogakudo, this is made all the easier thanks to many performances that are given in English, Chinese, and Korean, allowing a wide range of guests to appreciate this unique art form. Guests at Yamamoto Nogakudo can also enjoy these performances while sampling a variety of food and beverages – a rare treat when it comes to Noh theater.

Take to the Stage and Experience Noh

Take to the Stage and Experience Noh

On the first and third Saturdays of each month, guests can see a special program called “Evenings of Traditional Osaka Performing Arts,” in which four short performances of four different art forms take to the stage. Programs are selected from the various traditional performing arts developed primarily in Osaka, including Noh plays, kyogen comic plays, bunraku puppet theater, ozashiki-asobi (games played at Japanese-style parties), kamigata-mai (Western Japanese traditional dance), rakugo (comic storytelling), kodan (storytelling) and rokyoku (narrative ballad).

Yamamoto Nogakudo

Yamamoto Nohgakudo Theater

Tokuicho 1-3-6, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-0025, Japan

TEL:+81-6-6943-9454 FAX: +81-6-6942-5744

Email:info@noh-theater.com

Web:http://www.noh-theater.com/english/eng_welcome.html

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