You can experience Noh !

Do you think of Noh-plays as strained, old-fashioned or hard even to have a try?
But, as a proverb goes, where there is a will, there is a way to Oshima Noh.
And ask, the information shall be given to you.
Will you let us know your requests by e-mail?


Examples of Learning through Noh-experience

Pupils:eight students of Maui High School in Hawaii, USA

Time:about two hours
Place: Kita-ryu Oshima Noh-gaku do
Lecturers: OSHIMA Kinue, OSHIMA Fumie

Contents:

  1. a talk about Noh at Kashinokibana
    masks, video, the three elements of Noh
    (Utai, Hayashi, Mai)
  2. looking around the Noh stage
    from the auditorium, dokucho on the stage
  3. experiencing Hayashi at the dressing room
    (ko-tuzumi and Fue)
  4. performing utai on the stage
    one phrase from "Shoujou", with the Japanese
    kimono on







Pupils:ten students of YMCA High School in Hannover,Germany

Time:about two hours
Place:Kita-ryu Oshima Noh-gaku do
Lecturers:OSHIMA Kinue, OSHIMA Fumie

Contents:

  1. looking around the Noh stage
  2. appreciating Shimai, Ko-tuzumi, and Utai
  3. experiencing the instrument
 
 

An Invitation to the Practice


Won't you try Youkyoku or Shimai?
Call us at 084-923-2633 (Kita-ryu Oshima Family) at any time you make up your mind!
We have two forms of practice: Person-to-person (P) or in a group (G).

Region Place Days Lecturer Notes
FUKUYAMA
CITY
our building twice or three times a month Masanobu
Kinue
Fumie
according to your plan, mostly (P)
NHK
Culture Center
twice a month Masanobu
Kinue
about an hour, (G)
HIROSHIMA
CITY
Myoukei'in
(Komachi, Naka Ward)
twice a month
(Wednesday)
Masanobu
Kinue
(P)
FUCHU CITY
(Hiroshma
Prefecture)
Fuchu Community Center twice a month
(the 2nd and the 4th Tuesday)
Masanobu (G)
KOUCHI-CHO
(Hiroshima Prefecture)
Rinpo-kan twice a month
(the 1st and the 3rd Monday)
Masanobu
Kinue
HIGASHIHIROSHIMA CITY Chugoku Shinbun
Saijo Shop Saloon
twice a month (Monday) Fumie about two hours, (G)
OKAYAMA International Exchange Center twice a month
(the 1st and the 3rd Tuesday)
Masanobu
Kinue
(P)
*The form (G) will be available
TOTTORI Community Center bimonthly Masanobu
MATSUE Mr. Moriwaki's Residence bimonthly Masanobu
KOUCHI Community Center (in Aki City) bimonthly Masanobu
TOKYO Kita Noh-gaku Do (in Tokyo) twice a month Teruhisa

The required time of one lesson in the form of (P) will be about an hour;
the monthly tuition of (P) would be \5,000 to \15,000.


Practice Q and A

 I'm very interested in Noh, but I have no idea what to start with. Can I visit you and have a look?
 Do come to us and feel a touch of it, for it's our pleasure to talk and introduce anything about Noh-gaku to the beginners.

 I cannot sit up straight (fold my legs under myself).
 You don't have to. You can practice sitting on the chair.

 Do I have to wear the Japanese kimono when we practice?
 No, you don't have to. Utai or Shimai is allowed to be practiced in the western clothes.