Let's forget everyday life and enjoy Noh play once a month.
"Takiginoh" was held under the sky of Ginza on May 4 and 5th. The threads of Noh "Ground spider" soared in a sunset sky, and the dances on the stage and fantastical spaces were created. Sponsored by GINZASIX Retail Management, co-hosted by Kanze-kai.
Kanze Nogakudo is on the 17 floors below from the rooftop of GINZASIX. You take a sigh to see the space when you open the door. Space different from the din and bustle of the urban city spreads. This is Noh theater.
Operation of the Nor theater is done by Kanze-kai, which is the organization established by 23 generation of Kiyokane Kanze, who built the Noh theater at Omagari (Current Shinjuku Ward) in 1901 to pass on techniques and spirit of Noh to the future generations.
Regular Noh play day is set once a month for the first Sunday, and since its establishment, "Kanze regular noh play" has been continued for 116 years、which is unparalleled in the history of Japan. Combined with "Kanze-kai separate events in Spring and Autumn", which is originated and developed from this regular Noh play and where a major work is performed in April and October, some Noh play is performed once a month.
In addition, there are performances by "Tokyo Kanze-kai" where mid-career Nor actors of Kanze-kai perform six times a year in in the odd months, "Kanze-kai Araiso Noh" performed by six times a year in the even months to cultivate young Noh actors, and the annual performance by "Kanze-kai Su-utai-kai." That means you can enjoy Noh play twice a month.
Furthermore, there are interesting courses offered such as "Asaichi Noh salon" , a series of five one-hour morning class from 7:10 started in May where you can have a fun learning of Noh including watching Noh play as well as a series of three "Noh work shop" for parents and children during summer holidays starting from 10:00 am on August 8.
The following is the main lineup of the year from June. Why don't you add watching Noh play to your daily life? For more information, go to the Kanze Nogakudo website.
Lineup from June 2018
Sunday, June 3, 13: 00, Kanze-kai Regular Noh play "Basho", Kiyokazu KANZE and others.
Thursday, June 14, 13: 00, Kanze-kai Araiso Noh "Tamakazura", Fumiyuki TAKEDA and others
Saturday, June 23, 13: 00 in the Kanze-kai Su-utai-kai "The burden of love", Kiyokazu KANZE and others
Sunday, July 1, 13: 00, Kanze-kai Regular Noh play "Yokihi", Minoru UMEWAKA and others
Saturday, July 28, 13: 00 Tokyo Kanze-kai "Kantan": You-ichi Daimatsu and others
Sunday, August 5, 13: 00, Kanze-kai Regular Noh play "Matsurasayohime ", Kiyokazu KANZE and others.
Thursday, August 9: 13: 00 Kanze-kai Araiso Noh "Ukai", Otoharu SAKAI and others
Sunday, September 2, 13: 00, Kanze-kai Regular Noh play "Mii-dera Temple" , Yukifusa Takeda and others
Sunday, October 7, 13: 00, a separate event in autumn, Kanze-kai, "Miwa", Kiyokazu KANZE and others
Thursday, October 11, 13: 00 Kanze-kai Araiso Noh "Nue", Toshiya KANEKO and others
Sunday, November 4, 13: 00, Kanze-kai Regular Noh play "Hajitomi", Manzaburo UMEWAKA and others
Saturday, November 24, 13: 00 Tokyo Kanze-kai "Tenko", Fusao OKAMOTO and others
Sunday, December 2, 13: 00, Kanze-kai Regular Noh play "Hachinoki", Yasuhide KANZE and others
Thursday, December 13, 13: 00 Kanze-kai Araiso Noh "Kasuga Ryujin", Otomasa SAKAI and others