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In association with the Oshima Noh Theatre, Theatre Nohgaku is pleased to announce the third noh costuming workshop in Kyoto and Fukuyama, Japan. Lectures and guided tours in Kyoto will be conducted by well-known author, scholar and practioner of noh, Monica Bethe.

The Kyoto component of this workshop will include detailed lectures (in English) on Japanese textiles and costuming as well as guided tours to craftsman and artisan workshops. Although the final schedule is subject to change based on the availability of individual Kyoto artisans, past workshops have featured a visit to the Sasaki noh factory (featuring Meiji-era jacquard looms weaving hand-dyed silk), gold leaf artisans, embroiderers, kimono restorers and dye shops.

After meeting and observing these highly skilled artisans at their work in Kyoto, participants will travel to Fukuyama and attend a noh rehearsal at the Oshima Noh Theatre, and will receive hands-on instruction by professional noh actors in the traditional choreographed process of dressing and being dressed in authentic noh costumes. The limited number of attendees insures that everyone will have ample opportunity to experience first-hand the richness and complexity of this time-honored art.

Professional actors of the Oshima noh family (including noh actress Kinue Oshima and noh actor Teruhisa Oshima) will guide participants in active demonstration of many costumes, their functions and proper use.

The workshop is limited to 10 participants. Early registration highly recommended.

WHAT: Noh Costume Workshop – Japanese Textiles and the Art of Sculpting Kimono
WHERE: Kyoto & Fukuyama Japan
WHEN: June 10 – 18, 2014
COST: US$950 ($300 deposit via PayPal due March 1, remainder due April 15)
Special Rate - $800 for deposit by January 15, 2014

Fee includes all lectures, performances, workshops and various other workshop-related activities. Travel, ground-transport, lodging and food are not included, but assistance will be available for arranging hotel accommodations and ground-transport (within Japan).

For more information and how to register, please contact:

[OR - workshops "at" theatrenohgaku "dot" org]





講師紹介:モニカ・ベーテ 中世日本研究所所長。能楽、染織研究の第一人者。能楽及び染織に関する論文など著書多数。

主催者 Theater Nohgaku, 大島能楽堂

場 所 京都:中世日本研究所(京都市上京区寺町通今出川上る鶴山町)

日 程 2014年6月11日〜17日

参加費 10万円 (講義、公演、見学、材料、資料代を含む) 旅費・滞在費は各自負担。
    * 申込及び参加費払込締切 4月30日
    * 京都のみの参加も可(6月11日〜13日、参加費3万8千円)

言 語  英語/日本語
問合せ:Theater Nohgaku [ mail to: workshops "at" ] 中世日本研究所 Tel/Fax. 075-212-1206