Dressing the Student

Contributed by David Surtasky
Photographs by David Surtasky

Japanese Textiles and the Art of Sculpting Kimono,
Theatre Nohgaku’s Costume Workshop, June 2014 (Pt. 5)

The below gallery is a collection of photographs of the process of dressing a noh actor as being practiced by participants in the TN 2014 Costume Workshop. Being dressed are Yayoi Shinoda, Gwen van den Eijnde and Aragorn Quinn with assistance by Oshima Teruhisa, Oshima Kinue and Oshima Masanobu. Photographs taken at 喜多流大島能楽堂 with many thanks for the gracious courtesy of the entire Oshima family.

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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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