We hope that various people, from National Living Treasures to local citizens, make use of the Kuraki Noh Stage as a place to improve their artistic skills and to motivate one another. We also hope that the Miyakoshi Memorial, in which the stage is located, provides the community with a place of relaxation.
We have a policy that the Kuraki Noh Stage contributes to improving the quality of noh and every kind of art. At the same time, we want the stage to be more approachable. The Kuraki Noh Stage is open to all people who understand our thoughts and respect the stage with a long history.
We look forward to seeing you.
We hope the Kuraki Noh Stage is loved by everyone
Place with spiritual energy
After passing through the gate, an extraordinary but relaxing space welcomes you, as if you go deep into a forest. There exists silently the noh theatre in which the prestigious stage is located with more than a century of tradition. The solemnity of the stage inspires a feeling of reverence to nohgaku which has 650 years of history. Visitors can not help feeling that a spiritual energy exists in this place when they experience the combination of solemnness and restfulness.
We make it our mission to familiarize noh to the public and to contribute to improving the quality of every kind of traditional performing art. We want to share positive emotions evoked by those arts with you. We would be grateful if you would be happy to be here.
Our garden is open to the public so that everyone can freely stroll around here. We expect that it should bring an opportunity even for a person who has not been familiar with noh to encounter with this traditional art when s/he discovers the theatre in silence.
We hold a variety of events such as a performance by worldwide artists, concert by exiting musicians, cross-genre collaboration, local event, children’s festival as well as noh play. We plan various fun and high-quality events. What we focus on is that all participants including visitors, performers and our office staff enjoy spending precious time together.
Sotaro WAKU in “KAGETSU” Nihonbuyo performance by the Odorinokukan いぢょんみ / LeeJeongmi Gagaku on the special stage of the pond
Performing Art Courses
Our classes and courses offer you the opportunity to learn about nohgaku. Choose from the Vocal and Dance Course (utai and shimai), Musical Instruments Course (hayashi), and Noh Course for Kids. We also have the Japanese Classical Dance Course (nihonbuyo).
In the vocal and dance course, you can learn several noh performing styles (Kita, Hosho and Konparu). The musical instruments course offers lessons for a flute (fue) and drams (kotsuzumi, otsuzumi and taiko).
The Miyakoshi Memorial is a public facility and has a mission to familiarize noh to the public. Our payment system is simple; you pay each time when you join your class. We do not adopt a monthly or annual tuition. It is unnecessary to pay a gratuity for a head family of a noh school at recitals (while some Japanese traditional enrichment lessons may require an extra fee as a gratuity).
Please dedicate yourself to your lessons on the stage from which you can see the garden and pond through the windows.
Location and Facilities
The Kuraki Noh Stage is located in the north of the Kuraki Park which occupies about 26,450 square meters and is surrounded by a rich natural environment. We always try to make our theatre a pleasant place for our visitors. We have so far made ourselves 108 bamboo lanterns laid out along the approach and in the garden, a bench to appreciate the pond into which water pours from a bamboo tube, a deck on the patio paved with 1.5 tons of pea gravels, a beverage station with a retro refrigerated display case, and a new layout for the Japanese-style room in order to enjoy the view of the garden.
View from the Japanese-style room Bench for relaxation from which you can see the pond and a window, katoumado Retro refrigerated display case Bamboo lanterns along the approach