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  • Kazufusa Hōshō
    Noh Theater
    A theatrical art form comprised of drama, music, and dance and also widely known for their diverse selection of antique masks. Originally performed in places associated with religion, this theatrical tradition has been handed down through several generations and known as one of the world’s oldest performing arts. Noh is designated as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage” by the UNESCO. While often thought of as an art uniquely Japanese, in fact the design and motifs seen in the Kimono (costume) today is said to have originated in the Ancient Roman culture. It incorporated Byzantine and other elements from various countries while traveling the Silk Road, and reached Japan to become a part of its culture. Kazufusa Hōshō asks the audience to rediscover their own culture and heritage through his Noh performance
    1. Kyōgen | Sanbasō, Kagurashiki
    duration > 15 min
    Cast >
    Sanbasō > Norihide Yamamoto

    2. Maibayashi | Takasago
    duration > 15 min
    Cast >
    Deity of Sumiyoshi, shite > Yusuke Kanai

    3. Nō | Yoroboshi
    duration > 50 min
    Cast >
    Shuntokumaru, shite > Kazufusa Hōshō
    Takayasu, the father of Shuntokumaru, waki > Hiroshi Obinata
    Servant of Takayasu, ai-kyogen > : Norishige Yamamoto
    Musicians >
    Flute > Ryūichi Onodera
    Kotsuzumi (small shoulder drum) > Mitsuhiko Sumikoma
    Ōtsuzumi (large waist drum) > Rokunosuke Iijima
    Taiko (stick drum) > Akio Mugiya
    Jiutai (chorus) > Takashi Takeda, Satoshi Nozuki, Norimasa Takahashi, Kastunori Yabu, Kouki Sano, Takashi Kawase, Tetsuya Kidani