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Tokyo Area

Go back in time and dance on the historic stage

Go back in time and dance on the historic stage

from 36.00

*$36 is the price per participant

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Experience Includes |

  • 20 min - Overview and history of Noh

  • 30 min - Introduction to the props and costumes

  • 10 min - Watch a professional noh performance

  • 60 min - Learn noh performance and perform on the noh stage

Availability |
Holiday hours: The studio will be closed December 28th -January 5th.

Session 1 (10:00 - 12:00)
December: 3rd & 21st
January: 18th & 25th
February: 3rd & 22nd
March: 10th & 29th
April: 13th & 26th
May: 3rd & 17th
June: 7th & 21st

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Minato, Tokyo
20 min. from Tokyo Sta.

Offered in Japanese 

2 hour experience

10 people max.


About Noh |

Noh | No
Japan's oldest form of theater

As the oldest major form of Japanese theater still regularly practiced today and a UNESCO world cultural heritage, Noh (能) is considered a prestigious art form in Japanese culture. Noh originated from a combination of performance styles brought from China in the 8th century. These styles were sarugaku, which included pantomime, acrobatics and magic, enjoyed at shrines and roadsides, and gagaku a solemn form of music and dance, reserved for noblemen and the imperial court. Over time, each art form grew in popularity and came together as sarugaku or sarugaku noh. In the 14th century, after many variations, ‘Noh’ was recognized as a term to describe many types of related performances. It defines a ceremonial drama combining dance, music, and intricate props—for spiritual ceremonies viewed by noblemen, as well as in other forms that popular audiences could attend. These traditional rituals and ceremonies remain part of modern performances of Noh. Delicately made masks are used for male performers acting in female roles or for performers playing non-human roles. Initially limited to male performers, Noh opened up to female performers from the 1940s. As this Noh theater, only six performances are performed each year by its resident performers, and each show is only performed once. Learn from professional Noh performers about their art and be a part of this prestigious long history.

 
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Things to Note |

  • Please make your booking at the latest 24 hours in advance.

  • Translation is available with additional charge.

  • Please wear clothes that don’t restrict movement.

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.