28m 00s
Popular Noh: A Spiritual Art Fosters Connections
Core Kyoto
28m 00s

Broadcast on February 6, 2020
Available until March 31, 2022

The performing art of Noh has a history stretching back more than 600 years and is registered on UNESCO's list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Masked actors in sumptuous costumes use dance to convey stories of ghosts seeking salvation, with dialog and narration sung to musical accompaniment. These ancient spiritual stories still speak to people today. Discover a popular form of theater through Kyoto's many amateur performers and the professionals who want to spread its appeal.