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2012 Costume Workshop video highlights.

Here is some highlight video of the 2012 TN Costume Workshop held in Kyoto & Fukuyama Japan. It features clips from the lecture component, various field trips to master artisans as well as the culminating trip to the Oshima Nohgakudo … Continue reading

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Costume Workshop 2012 Reflections

Contributed by Evelyn Leung The Noh Costume Workshop was an invaluable experience for me, both as performer and as costumer.  The workshop initially appealed to me in my role as costumer; the promise of field trips to actual manufacturing locations … Continue reading

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Ōkuchi

Ōkuchi. Or some seriously big pants. Worn as part of a noh costume, these are hakama that have a large hump formed in the back (made stiff by alternating thick and thin wefts.). They’re sufficiently large that a multi-person operation … Continue reading

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Wearing the Role

Contributed by David Surtasky I’ve had the opportunity in the past to watch professional noh actors as they’ve been dressed in costume – while on tour with them, backstage at various theaters and at workshops. There’s often a slight glaze … Continue reading

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The Old and the Young

Contributed by Shinichi Iova-Koga As a participant in the Theatre Nogaku Noh Costume Workshop, I noticed the old and the young.  Sasaki-san’s fabrics (such a plain word for the not-plain work he does) using Meiji-era technology is exceptional and delightful.  … Continue reading

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Handcrafted

Contributed by David Surtasky After listening to and participating in the recent costume workshop, one can’t help but be struck by the high degree of skill, artistry and craftsmanship brought to bear in order to allow a single shite actor … Continue reading

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All in the Details

Noh costume fabric details. Collection of Oshima Nohgakudo.

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Deeper Into the Wonder

Contributed by John Oglevee. Keeping a blog filled with useful, entertaining and educational information is tricky. Writing in such a way that manages to balance casual “blog-like” musings without being too glib, with informational considerations without being too academic is … Continue reading

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Costume Sculpting.

Contributed by Richard Emmert. The costume workshop ended on Tuesday afternoon and I’m writing this on my way back to Tokyo on the Shinkansen. All in all, it seems to me that it was quite successful and met its objectives. … Continue reading

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Dressing for Atsumori

Contributed by David Surtasky Below are a series of (more-or-less) sequential photos of workshop participant Shinichi Iova-Koga being dressed in the nochi-shite costume for Atsumori: [Please note that a practice mask is being used, and that this mask of a … Continue reading

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