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Sumidagawa (隅田川)

Contributed by David Surtasky Sumidagawa (隅田川) a fourth category play by Kanze Jūrō Motomasa There was once a Boatman who ferried people across the Sumidagawa, and on a certain day he was impatient to bring his passengers aboard. A Buddhist … Continue reading

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今何時、我々は何処ですか

Contributed by David Surtasky The specifics of place: the Sumida River, Dan-no-Ura, Suma Bay, the forest of Ikuta, Mount Hakone, the plains of Adachigahara, the beach at Sumiyoshi, the Palace of Hōrai . In many noh plays, the place-names appear … Continue reading

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2014 Workshop Season

Since 2003 Theatre Nohgaku has hosted workshops for poets, playwrights and other writers, as well as musicians and performance artists to help them better understand Japanese noh and to assist them in using noh in their own artistic pursuits. We … Continue reading

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2013 Costume Workshop: John Oglevee Gallery

Gallery contributed by John Oglevee, coordinator for the TN Costume Workshop, Kyoto & Fukuyama Japan, June 12-18, 2013. Images ©2013 John Oglevee. Used by permission.

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2013 Costume Workshop: Fritz Faust Gallery

Gallery contributed by Fritz Faust, participant in the TN Costume Workshop, Kyoto & Fukuyama Japan, June 12-18, 2013. Images ©2013 Fritz Faust. Used by permission.

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2013 Costume Workshop: Megan Nicely Gallery

Gallery contributed by Megan Nicely, participant in the TN Costume Workshop, Kyoto & Fukuyama Japan, June 12-18, 2013. Images ©2013 Megan Nicely. Used by permission.

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From Kyoto to Fukuyama (or How to have Luck in Japan without a Mobile Phone)

Contributed by Fritz Faust, 2013 Costume Workshop participant. Time is passing and I can nearly see it running away from me. It is a good feeling as all good things go by so quickly. The first three days in Kyoto … Continue reading

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Semimaru (蝉丸)

Contributed by David Surtasky Semimaru (蝉丸) (summary) A fourth category play, author unknown.  An official of the Emperor, Kiyotsura, has been charged with an odious task. He has been ordered by the Emperor Engi to take the blind Prince Semimaru … Continue reading

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Funa-Benkei (船弁慶)

Contributed by David Surtasky Funa-Benkei  船弁慶 (summary) A fourth category play, attributed to Kanze Kojirō Nobumitsu Minamoto no Yoshitsune has gathered together his retainers, and prepares to leave Kyoto and go into self-imposed exile.  Along with his friend and loyal servant, … Continue reading

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