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members of Oshima Noh Family

大島 政允(OSHIMA Masanobu)

Born at Hiroshima in 1942.
Noh-gaku Shite-kata Kita-ryu Shokubun.
Member of Nihon Noh-gaku-kai.
Important Intangible Cultural Treasure designated by the Nation.
Became a pupil of the head family of Kita-ryu and tutored by the 15th master, KITA Minoru, in 1958.
Made the first performances of the great works such as "Dojo-ji" "Ataka" "Shakkyo" "Mochizuki" and so forth.
Performing vigorously as one of the middle-standing Kita-ryu artists, as well as overseas activities including Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Bulgaria, the Baltic Countries, Australia, Viet Nam.
Masters of Kita-ryu Noh-no-kai, Fukuyama Kita-kai, Hiroshima Oshima-kai.
Lecturer at Fukuyama NHK Culture Class
Living in Fukuyama.

Invited to the National Art Academy of Taiwan as a visiting professor and gave a one-month intensive course on Noh-gaku, performed takigi-noh twice, in 2001.

Performed a brand-new Noh work "Tomo no Muro-no-ki" (written by HOASHI Masanori, composed and formed by OSHIMA Masanobu) as the premiere at the National Noh-gaku Do on June 15 of 2002.

大島 輝久(OSHIMA Teruhisa)

Noh-gaku Shite-kata Kita-ryu Shokubun.
Member of Noh-gaku Kyokai.
Born at Fukuyama in 1976.
Graduated from Fukuyama Municipal Minami Elementary School, Jonan Junior High School, and Okayama San'yo Senior High School.
Entered and left the Japanese Literature Department of Kokugakuin University.

On stage of "Shoujou" at the age of three.
Tutored by the grandfather Hisami and the father Masanobu.

Performed Shite in "Ebira" as Oshima Family Three-generation Noh in 1989.
Became an apprentice at Kita-ryu.
Joined the performing tours to Poland and Lithuania in 1999, to Taiwan in 2000 and 2001, and to the Netherlands/Belgium in 2002.
Performed for the first time "Shoujou Midare" in September of 2003.
Tutored by ShIOZU Tetsuo now.
Living in Tokyo.

大島 衣恵(OSHIMA Kinue)

Noh-gaku Shite-kata Kita-ryu.
Member of Noh-gaku Kyokai.
Born at Fukuyama in 1974.
Graduated from Fukuyama Municipal Minami Elementary School, Jonan Junior High School, and Hiroshima Prefectural Myououdai Senior High School.
Graduated from the Japanese Instruments Course at the Music Department of Tokyo Art University in 1997.

On stage as the Chigo of "Kurama Tengu" at the age of two.
Tutored by the grandfather Hisami and the father Masanobu.
Registered at Noh-gaku Kyokai as the first Kita-ryu female member in 1998.

Visited the National Art Academy of Taiwan as the father's assistant in 2001 and coached the students for Noh-gaku.
Joined the performing tours to the Netherlands/Belgium, France, Bulgaria, the Baltic Countries in 2002.
Awarded "Prefectural Culture Cultivate Prize" from Kenshin Scholarship Culture Promoting Foundation in 2005.

Visiting Professor at Hijiyama University; Part-time Lecturer at Hiroshima University, Elizabeth Music College, Fukuyama Women's College, Okayama San'yo Senior High School, and Okayama Sankun Elementary School.

大島 文恵(OSHIMA Fumie)

大島文恵
Born at Fukuyama in 1977.
Graduated from Fukuyama Municipal Minami Elementary School, Jonan Junior High School, and Hiroshima Prefectural Iyou Senior High School.
Graduated from the Japanese Literature Course of Musashino Women's College in 2000; Flourished at "Noh Study Club".

On stage at the age of three.
Tutored by the grandfather Hisami and the father Masanobu.

Striving for popularizing Noh-gaku by vigorously giving Noh-gaku lessons at schools and other opportunities.
Got married in November of 2008; (registered name: SONO'O Fumie)

大島 紀恵(OSHIMA Norie)

大島紀恵
Born at Fukuyama in 1980.
Graduated from Fukuyama Municipal Minami Elementary School, Jonan Junior High School, and Hiroshima Prefectural Iyou Senior High School.
Graduated from the Japanese Instruments Course (majoring in Taiko ) at the Music Department of Tokyo Art University in 2003; Tutored Taiko by KANZE Motonobu, KODERA Sahichi, and KANZE Mototaka.

Tutored by the grandfather Hisami and the father Masanobu.
On stage of "Shoujou" at the age of four.
Joined the cultural performing tour to Bulgaria in October of 2002.

Striving for popularizing Noh-gaku with the sisters.
Got married in May of 2006; (registered name: ARAKI Norie)

大島 泰子(OSHIMA Yasuko)

大島泰子
Born at Fukuyama in 1945.
Graduated from Fukuyama Junior and Senior High School attached to the Educational Department of Hiroshima University, and from the Library Department of Keiou-Gijuku University.
Worked for the Juvenile Book Editorial Department of Gakushu-kenkyu-sha, for three and a half years.
Married to OSHIMA Masanobu.
Mother of Kinue, Teruhisa, Fumie, and Norie.
the Manager of Kita-ryu Oshima Noh-gaku-do.

Constructed and produced the event "the Suite of the Dawn at Seto Inland Sea", the historical picturesque by music, in 1998.
Planned and produced the Japanese Music Drama "Kusado-sengen Emaki".
Produced the CD "the Suite of the Dawn at Seto Inland Sea".
Produced the brand-new Noh "Tomo no Muro-no-ki".
Keeping on editing "Noh Oshima Bulletin".
Producing "Kita-ryu Oshima Noh-gaku Calendar".

Received the Award for the Good Deeds of Fukuyama Citizens in December of 2000.

Striving to prevail and develop the traditional art activities, setting Noh-gaku in their center, by planning and producing events aiming to make them familiar with the young generation.
Working on the various volunteer activities.