Sasaki noh workshop photographs.

Spooling the thread onto the thimble prior to adding it to the shuttle.

Detail of the active face of the loom.

Part of the mechanism that raises the warp threads to accept the shuttle as operated by the punchcard roll.

The loom operators work station.

Detail of the stretchers which help to keep the warp threads from drawing in under the tension of the wefts as they are weaved.


About Theatre Nohgaku

Noh, one of the oldest continuing stage arts, combines highly stylized dance, chant, music, mask and costume with intense inner concentration and physical discipline, creating a uniquely powerful theatrical experience. Theatre Nohgaku’s mission is to share noh’s beauty and power with English speaking audiences and performers. We have found that this traditional form retains its dramatic effectiveness in languages other than Japanese. We believe noh techniques hold a powerful means of expression in the context of contemporary English language theatre.
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