The oldest form of Japanese theatre, designated as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
Opening Hours 10am - 6pm; closed on Saturday, Sunday and Holiday)
Noh is a classic form of theatre involving music, dance and drama. Unlike Kabuki, Noh’s performers wear masks instead of make-up and it is very calculated and subtle. Being the oldest form of theatre in Japan, it is rather well preserved and has not been modified much in the past 600 years. There are a total of about 250 Noh plays, nearly all of which were created before 17th century. The major themes of the plays are the myths of Shinto gods, tragic romance stories and tales of the war time heroes. The actors’ performances are accompanied by the chanting and playing of the drums and flute by musicians. The show is performed in Japanese, and English audio guide is provided.
Transport Sendagaya Station (5-minute walk) or Kokuritsu-Kyogijo Station, Exit A4 (5-minute walk) or Kitasando Station Exit 1 (7-minute walk)
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