Last sunday, I went to a city hall to see Takigi-Noh theater. It was a quite nice opportunity for me to see Noh. To tell you the truth, I once fell into sleep during a Noh theater. At that time, I really did not check the story line of that beforehand. The longer the tranquil Noh theater went, the deeper my sleep went. Immediately after one of Noh theater was over, I decided to leave there.
To my joy, Takigi-Noh would have been played outside by fire in the site of Sagami women college this time. We usually call “Noh theater performed outside by fire” Takigi-Noh. As I trully like fire and fireworks, I had been really looking forward to seeing it. But due to a typhoon approaching Japan, the Takigi-Noh theater was forced to be performed indoors without fire. This was a shame.
Nevertheless, the performance of Noh theater was great!! The movements of the Noh player are new to me. It was so beautiful that I now plan to see other Noh theater in near future.
For your information, there is a Noh studio where you can experience Noh theater as a player in Omote-Sando. Please take a look at the following website for the details.
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