Nohgaku is...

Nohgaku is...

A collective term for Noh and Kyogen.Theatre performance consisted of singing, dancing, occasional percussions and the flute.
A masque performed on a specifically designed stage, with masks and costumes.

Historic Value

The performing arts of the 650-year history, allegedly the longest of the genre, is also known for its highly standardised stylisation: the current “form” of performance we see today has been made little changes to.

Global Recognition

Designated as an important intangible cultural property of Japan in 1957: one of the first recognition of the intangible achievements made globally, which set a precedent to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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