Noh art exhibition running at Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo until Nov 27

Last update: 30/09/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 (Bernama) -- Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH) is hosting a special event and exhibition of the Japanese traditional performing art, ‘Noh’ until Nov 27, as part of its ‘Japanese Cultural Experience Program’.

Having begun on Sept 27, the event is held in cooperation with The National Noh Theatre, according to a statement.

This year’s exhibition is based upon the ‘Tale of the Heike’ historical epic poetry that portrays the battle between the Heike and the Minamoto clans for control of Japan, and the rise and fall of the Taira Family (Heike).

Various precious props, art and literary works, including masks carved from wood, costumes and other items associated with Noh plays from the Tale of the Heike, are displayed at the event.

Complimentary shortened performances of Noh programmes will also be held at the hotel's lobby on Oct 15 and 28 by Tsunao Yamai of the Komparu School of Noh, who will also provide a lecture on the art of Noh.

‘Nohgaku’ (Term used to describe both Noh and Kyougen) is a traditional form of Japanese theatre and dance, having been performed for over 600 years since the Muromachi Period (1336 to 1573).

In 2008, ‘Nohgaku’ was registered as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in Japan by UNESCO because of its high levels of artistry which have come to be recognised worldwide.

KPH is one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku. More information at https://www.keioplaza.com.

-- BERNAMA