Noh

4 Theatrical Masks That Captured the Essence of Traditional Japanese Performances

Japan is known for its classical musical drama called “Noh,” wherein actors do their performance with the help of different masks. Every mask represents a certain character in the story such as a hero, animal, ghost, devil, etc. These masks are carved from blocks of Japanese cypress and painted to show a variety of emotions.…

Check Out the 10 Best Gifts You Can Buy in Tokyo in 2018!

Finding and buying Omiyage (souvenirs in Japanese) is just one unmissable aspect of any trip to a new country. During your trip to Japan, you will notice there are a lot of shops where you can buy souvenirs. You may feel a little bit lost with all the choices on offer in those shops. Here…

The Charm of Noh: Japan’s Oldest Traditional Performing Art

In Japan, there are various types of traditional performing arts which you may have read about or come across during your trips there. Have you ever wanted to know more about the traditional performing arts of Japan? Read on to find out more about Noh and discover its charm for yourself during your next trip…

Enjoy a Dynamic Noh Performance at the National Noh Theater in Tokyo

As a country with a rich cultural history, Japan is widely known for its beautiful theatrical arts. One of the most famous forms of theater in Japan is known as “Noh”. The stories used in Noh are derived from traditional literature, and masks, costumes, and various props are used to bring these stories to life.…

Two of the Best Cultural Experiences to Have in Japan

Going to visit another country is always a great cultural experience, especially one with a culture as rich as Japan. The history, the cuisine, the fashion, whatever it is that you like, there is something to love for everyone in Japan. But to make a trip even more special there are a few very cultural…

The Many Types of Traditional Music and Dance Celebrated in Japan!

Japan is a country with a rich and interesting history devoted to music and dance. It has managed to salvage and re-ignite traditional dances and musical events which could have easily died out over the years and with a changing culture and society. Indeed, many countries in the world do not celebrate their traditional cultural…

6 Best Authentic Japanese Gift Ideas

With Japan’s mesmerizing sights and wonderful culture, tourists ought to take some souvenirs back to their homeland. But the introduction of Western and other Asian countries’ culture confuses the buyers and they end up buying not-so authentic Japanese goods. If you are one of those tourists, take note of these few authentic Japanese items that…

Takigi Noh, The Graceful Ancient Musical Theatre

Firelight Noh Firelight Noh (in Kufukuji called Takigi O-Noh, in which “O” is honorific prefix) is a Japanese ancient musical theater. Its plays are performed outdoors illuminated by the light of bonfires in the night sky. It originated from Kofukuji temple, Nara, Japan, first staged in 869, the temple is now World Heritage Site, and…