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The Mystique of Noh Evening Noh Theater

Nohgaku is a distinctive traditional performing art of Japan, with over 600 years af history. Today, it is registered by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage. In Kanazawa, Nohgaku was long beloved by the Maeda Clan, who ruled the Kaga Domani.

Organizer Ishikawa Prefectural Noh TheaterView the plan list of this company
When Jan.11 and 25, and Feb.1, 8, and 29, 2020 (all Saturdays)
Time Start at 14:30
(Doors open at 14:00)
Where Ishikawa Prefectural Noh Theater

Price:1,200 yen (tax included) Early bird ticket ¥1,000 , same-day ticket ¥1,200 (kids under 18 free)


Nohgaku Experience

Nohgaku lessons are provided to enhance your enjoyment of the Evening Noh Theater before each performance.
Lessons about the kyogen, hayashi (orchestra), or the chant & dance of the program to be performed that day. Reservation is required.

◆Time: 13:00~13:40 (Reception desk open at 12:30)
◆Capacity: Approx. 20 people
◆Fee: Free(for those who have a ticket for the next performance)
◆Tabi(traditional Japanese socks): We ask you to wear Tabi, when going on the stage, which are available for rental, free of charge.

◆Reservation and inquiries: Please send an email to the address below. English message are accepted. Please include your name, the number of ticket you wish to purchase, your country of origin, and your shoe size (cm).


Plan details

Price(yen) 1,200 yen (tax included)
Date Jan.11 and 25, and Feb.1, 8, and 29, 2020 (all Saturdays)
Approximate time required Performance Length: About 120 min.
Time Start at 14:30
(Doors open at 14:00)
Where Ishikawa Prefectural Noh Theater
〒920-0935 4-18-3, Ishibiki, Kanazawa
Details ◆Feb. 29
Shimai: Tsunemasa (Protagonist: Soko Fukuoka)
Kyogen: Gan Daimyo (Protagonist: Kotaro Sumi)
Noh: Aoi-no-Ue (Protagonist: Genki Sano)

Aoi-no-Ue(Lady Aoi): Aoi-no-Ue(Lady Aoi), Hikaru Genji's wife, is processed by the vengeful phantom of the still-living Rokujo-no-Miyasundokoro(Lady Rokujo). After a rite to call forth ghosts using the sound of a catalpa wood bow, the phantom reveals herself. As the phantom describes her past glory, her jealousy drives her to beat Lady Aoi brutally. Following the sudden deterioration of Lady Aoi's condition, the monk Yokogawa-no-Kohijiri is invited from Mt.Hiei in Kyoto to exorcize the evil spirit. The monk's prayer drives away Lady Rokujo, who has become a demon.
Qualifying age Please refrain from entering pre-school child.
Visiting the Place From the Kenrokuen Gate (East Gate) of Kanazawa Station, get on a bus at platform No.6.Get off the bus at Kenritsu Bijutsukan (Prefectural Museum of Art) or Seisonkaku bus stop (16 min. ride), then walk 1 min.
Capacity About 400.
関連ファイルRelated files kannohnoyube.pdf
Note English explanations of each Noh performance are provided with tablets lent out for free. Reservation is required.

◆How to make reservation
Please send an email to the address below. Please write your name and the date you wish to borrow the tablet(s).


◆Tablet seat
These seats include tablet computers that provide guests with background knowledge on Noh and the story in English. Limited to 30 seats.
Vendor name Ishikawa Prefectural Noh Theater
Adress 4-18-3, Ishibiki, Kanazawa
Phone +81-76-264-2598
Web site https://noh-theater.jp/en/
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