National Noh Theater
Historic Japanese traditional arts theater. Noh is a classic stage drama based on historical myths and stories.
The Noh is a traditional Japanese art performance originated from religious rituals around 700 years ago. The actor dressed in traditinal Japanese costume, but either wears a mask to hide the expression on his face or performs without expression.
Noh is often based on tales from traditional literature with a supernatural being transformed into human form as a hero narrating a story. Noh integrates masks, costumes and various props in a dance-based performance, requiring highly trained actors and musicians. Emotions are primarily conveyed by…
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