Japanese-style Hospitality from the JAL Hometown Support Team
A Special Version of the Kawamura Noh Theater's"Enjoy Noh Program"
Rediscover the Charms of Noh
– Join a Noh Lecture and Watch a Noh Performance –
Savor Some Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine
- October 17, 2023
October 27, 2023
- ¥15,000 (tax included)
- 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Reception: 3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.)
- 20 people
Noh is one of the first things to be designated as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage and is one of the world’s oldest performing arts.Despite being a classical performing art of Japan, many Japanese people do not appreciate its charms. This tour offers easy to understand explanations of Noh to better communicate its charms.
After the program, visitors will experience the wonder of traditional Japanese performing arts by interacting with Noh performers.The JAL Hometown Support Team (cabin crew) will be there to ensure a wonderful time is had by all.
Photography is permitted during the Noh performance, but please refrain from using a flash. Note that tripods, monopods, and other such equipment are not allowed. Guests are welcome to take a souvenir photo with the JAL Hometown Support Team, but we ask that you do not post it on social media, etc.
- 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
- Meet at Kawamura Noh Theater for reception
- 4:00 p.m
- Noh Lecture
What is Noh? / How the Noh Stage Works / Zeami
An Introduction to Noh Masks (Omote) /
An Introduction to Noh Musicians
– Flute, Small Hand Drum, Large Hand Drum / An Introduction to Noh Costumes
Watch Noh: Yashima
- 5:30 p.m
- Souvenir photo on stage(While dinner is prepared)
- 6:00 p.m
- Dinner – Buddhist vegetarian cuisine
- 7:00 p.m
Born in Fukuoka. Graduated from the Faculty of Letters at Doshisha University. Became involved in running the Kawamura Noh Theater after marrying the late Nobushige Kawamura (protagonist performer in the Kanze school of Noh, holder of the title of "Important Intangible Cultural Property"), and has continued with Getting to Know Noh for Women for nearly 20 years.
Began the Enjoy Noh Program in 1996 for people who have never seen Noh and for younger generations. A total of 51,928 people have participated in the program in 2019, with over 500,000 people to date, including students, foreigners, and the general public.
Lectures to overseas ambassadors including Canada and Egypt. Gave lectures at the Kyoto City Lifelong Learning Center, the Yamagata Prefectural Lifelong Learning Center, the Takarazuka International Friendship Association, the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry branch manager conference, and the Kyoto Association of Corporate Executives branch manager conference, has helped out with events at the Kyoto Station rooftop garden, and appeared on the SKY PerfecTV! series Noh no Tabi Gokoro (Noh Wanderlust). Has also run workshops and given lectures all across Japan as a member of the Rotary Club and Lions Club.
Appeared with Japanese painter Taro Yamamoto on the KBS Kyoto TV show Gokujo no Kyoto (The Ultimate Kyoto). Appeared on the KBS Radio show Onko Chishin (Learning From the Past), etc. Covered in Nihon Keizai Shimbun morning edition cultural section.
Teaches “Animation and Noh” at the Kyoto Seika University Animation Course and “Traditional Culture of Kyoto in English” and other classes at Kyoto Women's University. Serves as a director of the Nohgaku Promotion Association.
Currently taking on the challenge of holding the Enjoy Noh Program in English.