TOKYO -The Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo(KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host a special event and exhibition of the Japanese traditional performing art called “Noh” from September 27 (Friday) to November 27 (Wednesday), 2019. This exhibition is held in cooperation with The National Noh Theatre and marks the fourth time that this event will be held. This year’s exhibition is based upon the “Tale of the Heike” historical epic poetry that portrays the battle between the Heike and the Minamoto clans for control of Japan and the rise and fall of the Taira Family (Heike). Also, various precious props, art and literary works, including masks carved from wood, costumes and other items, associated with Noh plays such as “Shunkan (A Buddhist priest who plotted to bring down the ruling Taira Family)” and “Atsumori (A young warrior of the Taira Family who was killed in battle)” will be provided by The National Noh Theatre for display. Complimentary shortened performances of Noh programs will be held in our Lobby on October 15 (Tuesday) and 28 (Monday), 2019 by Tsunao Yamai of the Komparu School of Noh, who will also provide a lecture on the art of Noh.
“Shunkan” Performed by Yoshiyuki Kanze
“Nohgaku” (Term used to describe both Noh and Kyougen) is a traditional form of Japanese theater and dance that has been performed for over 600 years since the Muromachi Period (1336 to 1573). In 2008, “Nohgaku” was registered as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in Japan by UNESCO because of its high levels of artistry which have come to be recognized around the world. The Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo is a truly global hotel serving visitors from over 100 different foreign countries, who now account for about 77% of all guests staying with us. Consequently, our Hotel hosts the “Noh” Japanese Traditional Performing Art Event and Exhibition as part of our “Japanese Cultural Experience Program”, designed to disseminate various aspects of Japanese culture to both our Japanese and overseas guests.
Dates: September 27 (Friday) to November 27 (Wednesday), 2019
Venue: 3rd Floor Art Lobby, Other Locations
Co-Cooperation: The National Noh Theatre (Japan Arts Council)
For Exhibition, Lobby Performance Information: +81-3-5322-8061【Lobby Gallery Desk】
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, located in Shinjuku at the very heart of the nation’s capital Tokyo, is one of Japan’s leading international hotels. Our hotel boasts of over 15 restaurants and bars, and we host a wide range of local and international guests who visit us for our welcoming facilities, warm hospitality and unique services that allow them to experience Japanese culture, including ourwedding kimono fitting experience,tea ceremony,ikebana experienceandmany others. For more information about our facilities and services, please visit ourwebsite,YouTube,FacebookorInstagram.
Contacts: Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, Public Relations Manager
Keiko Kawashima, +81-3-5322-8010 email@example.com