In collaboration with the National Noh Theatre, Keio Plaza is showcasing the oldest dramatic form in the world.

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A rare opportunity to learn about one of the world’s oldest dramatic form “Noh” from June 1 to 29, 2016. A number of precious masks and costumes used in the “Noh” and related art items will be provided by the National Noh Theatre to be viewed by  visitors free of charge. Over 40 different Noh related art items will be displayed, including 6 costumes and 20 masks worn in Noh performances since the Edo Period (1603 to 1868), and various art items documenting the art form of Noh for hotel guests to enjoy.

Furthermore, on June 16,  Noh performer Yoshimasa Kanze will perform an excerpt of Noh drama entitled “Atsumori” with special commentary. Along with the performance, lunch course specially prepared by our executive chef will also be served. In addition, free Noh demonstrations will be held in the main lobby of Keio Plaza Hotel  on June 22 and 23.

The classical symbolic art of “Noh” drama has been performed within Japan for over 600 years. Noh’s highly refined movements and theatrics have influenced various arts and it has been registered as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2008.


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