Happy New Year from the International Noh Institute!
Two events free of charge will be held in Kyoto as part of the new year celebrations tomorrow January 3rd 2015.
The day will start off with the ritual performance Okina at Yasaka-Jinja from 09:00, featuring will the Iemoto Kongō Hisanori and other members of the Kongō school. Later from 12:00 the ritual recitation of Okina, followed by shimai and maibayashi dance excerpts will be performed at the Kongō Noh Theatre.
The 12th Kongō-ryū Fukyū Noh performance will take place on 6 July 2014 at the Kongo Noh Theatre in Kyoto. This year the Iemoto (grand-master) of the Kongō School, Kongō Hisanori, and his son, Kongō Tatsunori, will share the shite main roles in Aoi-no-ue, a ‘classic’ play that draws from episodes of the Genji Monogatari. In this Noh the spirit of Rokujō no Miyasudokoro, transfigured by jealousy after being rejected by Prince Genji, attacks the woman that has replaced her, Lady Aoi. The Kongō Fukyū Noh is a special event that seeks to disseminate the culture of Noh to the public: non-Japanese students can apply to get a FREE TICKET! 50 free tickets are available, and the deadline is June 23rd. Contact us for information on how to apply.
The 12th Kongō-ryū Fukyū Noh performance
Opening address: Udaka Michishige
Introduction: Wada Akemi
Noh: Aoinoue (mumyō no inori)
Shite: Kongō Hisanori, Kongō Tatsunori; Tsure: Udaka Tatsushige. Waki: Hara Masaru; Wakitsure: Oka Takashi Ai-kyogen: Shigeyama Motohiko. Flute: Morita Yasuyoshi; Shoulder drum: Hayashi Kichibei; Hip drum: Ishii Yasuhiko; Taiko: Maekawa Mitsunori.
Time: 6 July 2014 from 17:00 (doors open at 16:30)
Place: Kongo Noh Theatre, Kyoto. (see map below) Address: Nakadachiuri-agaru, Karasuma-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto. 602-0912 Tel: (075)441-7222 Fax（075）451-1008 Travel directions: Subway Karasuma-Imadegawa (K06), South Exit (n.6), walk South 300m.
Tickets: pre-sale 2,500yen; at the door: 3,000yen.