Fashionable Ginza at night

New Kanze theatre to open in Ginza

Following the rumours that came out last fall, the Kanze Association has officially announced that the Kanze Noh Theatre will move from its current location in Shōtō, Shibuya to a new building in Ginza,  Nōgaku Times (Feb. 2014) reports. The move will be completed in 2016, with the theatre opening in fall. The traditional wooden stage will be rebuilt in…

Is the Kanze Noh Theatre for sale?

Selling Noh by the pound According to the business magazine Gendai Bijinesu (Kodansha) the Kanze Nōgakudō in Shōtō, Shibuya, one of Tokyo’s most exclusive residential areas, may be soon put up for sale. In the article reporting the news, the land on which the theatre is now built, measuring 840 tsubo (approx. 2,777 square meters) is stated to be worth over 30 billion…

Beautiful poster: Tokyo University Kanze Noh

I spotted this beautiful, Alphonse Mucha-inspired poster promoting the Todai (Tokyo University) Kanze students and alumni performance (December 21st, Kita Nogakudo, Tokyo). The image portrays the goddess of Mount Kazuraki appearing in the Noh Kazuraki 葛城. Not being able to use stage pictures of professional actors, university clubs usually draw their own posters, which I often find…

Hosei University Noh Research Institute – 60th Anniversary Symposium

On November 18th I attended the 60th Anniversary symposium, organised by Hosei University’s Nogami Memorial Noh Research Institute. As Prof. Yamanaka Reiko explained in her introduction, the symposium was the latest of six decennial events that mark the growing progress and outstanding research results of the Research Centre. This year’s symposium was entitled ‘Noh no shosa…

Tickets giveaway! Noh: TORU 3 November 2012

FREE TICKETS! For international students in the Tokyo-Yokohama area: Do you know about Minamoto-no-Toru and his world? Answer the following question for a free ticket to the Sanrinshojo Noh performance of TORU on November 3rd. In TORU a Priest meets an Old Man who is going to collect salt water to make salt. In what…

11/3 – 10TH SANRINSHOJO: TORU「融」

10th, and Final, Sanrinshojo series Noh Performance TORU (Jusandan-no-mai) Master-Actor UDAKA Michishige 3 November 2012 The National Noh Theatre, Tokyo  1:30~4:20 p.m. (doors open at 12:30p.m.) Synopses of the plays will be available at the theatre free of charge in English, French, German, and Italian. UDAKA Michishige created his ‘Sanrinshojo series’ to take on the…

11/3 – 10th Sanrinshojo: TORU「融」

The National Noh Theatre, Tokyo 1:30~4:20 p.m. (doors open at 12:30p.m.) Program: Commentary:  Dr. ONO Yoshiro Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology Kyogen: AKUTARO  MIYAKE Ukon <20 MINUTE INTERMISSION> Noh: TŌRU jūsandan-no-mai  UDAKA Michishige Tickets: Reserved (stage front): 7,000 yen Reserved (waki-shomen–facing the chorus):  6,000 yen General admission (naka-shomen–facing the sighting pillar):  5,000 yen Student (naka-shomen–facing…