National Noh Theatre

Summary

The National Noh Theatre (国立能楽堂, Kokuritsu Nōgaku Dō) opened in Sendagaya, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan in September 1983.[1] The auditorium seats 591 for performances of Noh and Kyōgen, and there is also a rehearsal stage, exhibition area, lecture room, and reference library.[2] In 2007, the National Noh Theatre began to annually present regular programs by female performers.[3]

National Noh Theatre
国立能楽堂
National Noh Theatre.JPG
National Noh Theatre
Address4-18-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo
Japan
Coordinates35°40′49″N 139°42′29.3″E / 35.68028°N 139.708139°E / 35.68028; 139.708139Coordinates: 35°40′49″N 139°42′29.3″E / 35.68028°N 139.708139°E / 35.68028; 139.708139
Capacity591
Construction
Opened1983
ArchitectHiroshi Ōe
Website
http://www.ntj.jac.go.jp/nou.html
Auditorium; the stage is of hinoki, the backdrop decorated with a pine; the principal actors enter and exit along the passageway to the side, while the chorus and musicians enter from a low door in the righthand corner to the rear

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History". Japan Arts Council. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Facilities". Japan Arts Council. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  3. ^ "TRIVIA of Noh : Q25 : Can a woman become a Noh performer?". www.the-noh.com.

External linksEdit

  • (in Japanese) National Noh Theatre - homepage
  • (in English) National Noh Theatre - English language site