~The World of Noh from the Hosokawa Family Collection~
Summer Exhibition 2020: The 70th Anniversary Exhibition of the Eisei Bunko Foundation
Through Noh-related materials in the possession of the Hosokawa Family, the exhibition explores the world of the many gods that appear in Noh performances and Okina, which is believed to be the origin of the Noh theatrical form.
Perfected by Kan-ami and his son Zeami in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, Noh has received a high reputation at home and abroad as a representative of the classical Japanese performing arts. Not only Hosokawa Yusai (Fujitaka) but also successive heads of the Hosokawa Family were devoted to Noh, and they themselves appeared on stage as Noh performers. As a result, a collection of around 900 items related to Noh was accumulated in Kumamoto and Tokyo, where the Hosokawa Family was based, including masks, costumes, instruments, and stage properties.
In Okina, regarded as the very first Noh play, a performer becomes a god by putting on a special mask and dances to pray for the peace and security of the world. Through the costumes and masks which have been passed down by the Hosokawa Family, this exhibition will pursue the prayers and beliefs with which Noh is imbued, starting from Okina, and the significance of the many different god characters who shoulder them. The valuable historical materials on display represent the long and close relationship between the Hosokawa Family and Noh.
We sincerely hope many people from home and abroad will have the chance to enjoy the diversified Japanese world of Noh, Okina and the gods.
* Noh Mask listed in “about” will not be displayed.
- ① Noh Mask Okina type
(Hakushikijyo, Important Art Object), Exhibited in 1st Half
- ② Kariginu Robe (Noh costume) ,Whole period of exhibition
* A partial change of the exhibits will be made during the period.
|| July 23 (Thu), 2020 ~ August 30 (Sun), 2020
|| 10 am ~ 4:30 pm (Last entry 4:00 pm)
|| Mondays (Except August 10, closed on August 11)
1st Half: July 23 (Thu), 2020 ~ August 10 (Mon), 2020
2nd Half: August 12 (Wed), 2020 ~ August 30 (Sun), 2020
[Special cooperation:Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art]
* Junior high school students and under/Persons with a disability ID (plus one caregiver): free
|Adults (up to 69):
|Seniors (70 and over):
|| 800 yen
|University and high school students:
* Practice good “coughing etiquette”, such as wearing a mask. Click here for more information.
1-1-1, Mejirodai, Bunkyo Ku, Tokyo To, 112-0015, Japan
KANAZAWA NOH MUSEUM
||December 12 (Sat), 2020 ~ January 31 (Sun), 2021
1-2-25, Hirosaka, Kanazawa Shi, Ishikawa Ken, 920-0962, Japan
* Be aware that there could be changes in the schedule during the period of the exhibition in order to control the spread of the COVID-19.