The entrance to the Kongo Noh Theatre in Kyoto (Photo: Mariemon / CC BY-SA 3.0)
The entrance to the Kongo Noh Theatre in Kyoto (Photo: Mariemon / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Tatsushige no Kai: An Annual Experience of Noh

A Noh performance by Tatsushige Udaka

Venue: Kongo Noh Theatre When: Late May 2024

Established in the 14th century, Noh theatre is one of the oldest theatrical arts in the world today. A rarefied collaboration of music, dance, acting, costume and chant, Noh theatre exemplifies Japan's highest artistic sensibilities.

In mid-July, the Kongo school of Noh, one of the five schools of Noh still performing today, will be staging a performance of the famous play Dojoji - one of the most dramatic and challenging plays - by, and in honour of, the actor Tatsushige Udaka.

A performance at the Kongo Noh Theatre in Kyoto, Dojoji is open to the public and represents the perfect opportunity to experience one of the world's premier artistic expressions by one of its most highly respected performers.

Getting there

From Kyoto, take the Karasuma Subway Line to Imadegawa Station (K06). The Kongo Noh Theatre is a 300m walk south from Exit 6. if you are taking the Tozai Subway Line, change at Karasuma-Oike for the Karasuma Line.

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Bonson Lam 4 years ago
Michishige Udaka is the only Noh mask maker who also performs on stage, giving him a unique insight into the intersection of these two art forms. It will be a great event!
Sleiman Azizi Author 4 years ago
Noh is fabulously mesmeric.

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