Yokomichi Mario

I just got the September issue of the Nogaku Times in the mail and saw an article on the first page reporting Yokomichi Mario's death. Prof. Yokomichi was one of the greatest Noh scholars of the modern times. He contributed to Noh theatre research with studies such as The Life Structure of the Noh, later …

New Publication: Japanese Theatre Transcultural

[UPDATE] Japanese Theatre Transcultural is now available in the USA via amazon.com, as well as in Japan via amazon.co.jp, and in Europe via the various Amazon marketplaces. The book to which I have contributed with an essay on the ethics of transmission of Noh theatre in the international context is now available for purchase on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.co.jp. Japanese …

Puns on Noh

I am collecting ways the word Noh has been used to create more or less funny or catchy puns on Noh (usually titles for newspaper articles). 'Noh Woman Noh Cry' (reported by Melissa Poll) - this could actually be my current favourite 'Nō to ieru kyōgen' ('The Kyogen that can say Noh'), probably after the essay …

Snippet from Pagoda

I didn't dare taking pictures during the performance, however here is how the stage looked like before it began. One of the most interesting aspects of the performance was the hanging scroll-like matsubame, painted by Nihonga artist Allan West.