Noh mask carver Udaka Keiko, who also teaches to INI members during workshops and residencies, has recently been interviewed by BBC World for an episode of the popular podcast The Documentary, researching the world of “ojōsan” or young women in contemporary Japanese society. Keiko was asked questions about women and representations of women in noh. You can listen to the episode here.
Great news! The Spirit of Noh, Edwin Lee’s documentary on noh theatre featuring Udaka Michishige was selected for the Short Film Showcase by National Geographic editors. Congratulations Edwin!‘The Spirit of Noh (能)’ – Oldest surviving form of theater in the world from Edwin Lee (Fallout Media) on Vimeo.
Singaporean cinematographer Edwin Lee (Fallout Media) just published a mini-documentary entitled ‘The Spirit of Noh’, starring Udaka Michishige. Edwin’s lens shows the beauty of noh masks (all of which were carved by Michishige himself) and costumes with extreme close-ups and slow-motion sequences, techniques rarely used in documentaries featuring noh. Check it out and let us know what you think!