The 16th UDAKA Michishige Men-no-Kai Noh Mask Exhibition

The 16th edition of the Men-no-kai exhibition celebrates Udaka Michishige's 70th birthday and will feature masks by him as well as several by his students. Michishige’s masks have been published in The Secrets of Noh Masks (Kodansha International) and The Way of Noh (Casadeilibri). Place: Kyoto Prefectural Center for Arts and Culture 2nd Floor Kawaramachi Hironokoji-sagaru, Kamigyo-ku (across from …

[Extended] Noh Mask Carving Atelier – Special Opening (February 2014)

Due to popular demand the Special Opening of Udaka Michishige's Noh Mask Carving Atelier has been extended. We have received many requests of Japanese and non-Japanese, Kyoto residents and Kyoto visitors who wished to learn about the world of Noh masks from the direct experience of a professional carver and actor such as Udaka Michishige. …

Tomb Raiding Noh Masks

I have shown in other posts how images and suggestions from Noh theatre populate a number of videogames. While Japanese-made videogames such as Tekken or Sengoku Taisen (I doubt this one has even been translated in other languages) contain elements of traditional culture, and Noh is one of them, it is more difficult to find Noh in American …

New mask

After chūjō, the mask I used for Kiyotsune in June 2013, Hea-Kyoung is working on a new mask. Can you tell kind it is?