Traditional Art × New Technology in Noh“Daie – The Graceful Tengu”


Noh“Daie” Photo provided by
The Katayamake Noh and Kyomai Preservation Foundation

The Noh performance is a sophisticated traditional art form that is often distanced from the general audience. This event attempts a new method of experiencing the Noh performance. staging at the unusual site of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo), Ninomaru-Goten Place, Daidokoro, this performance simultaneously generate CG images of the background scenes on monitors , through which the audience can enjoy the high technology presentation together with the Noh performance by young Noh players of the Kanze-ryu style.

*Japanese version only (PDF : 3.5MB)

Date and Hours
3.30 (Sat) ・ 31 (Sun) 11:00~12:00、13:30~14:30
Venue
UNESCO World Heritage Site Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo), Ninomaru-Goten Palace, Daidokoro,
Performance
Junior Kanze School of Noh Player
Target audience
Open to all above the elementary school age(Elementary school pupil must be accompanied by an adult.)
Admission
Advance ticket / door ticket: 1,000 yen
(door ticket is sold on the venue.)*Admission fee to the Castle is needed. *Preschool children are not allowed to enter the performance venue.*Those who come on their wheelchair are requested to contact the Executive Committee of KYOTO STEAM – International Arts×Science Festival.
Registration
● ROHM Theatre Kyoto Ticket Office
TEL: 075-746-3201
(10:00 – 19:00, Everyday, *Except for temporary closing days.)
● Kyoto Concert Hall Ticket Office (Over the counter or by telephone)
TEL: 075-711-3231
(10:00 – 17:00) (Closed on the 1st and the 3rd Mondays,
*The ticket office opens if a Monday falls on a national holiday,
and closes on the next day.)
[Online Tickets]
● ROHM Theatre Kyoto Online Ticket
(Pre-registration is required. Registration is free of charge.)
Seats
100 for each performance
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Nijo Castle
    (Nijo-jo)
    UNESCO World Heritage Site Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo)
  • Ninomaru-Goten Palace, Daidokoro
    (Important cultural property)
    Ninomaru-Goten Palace, Daidokoro (Important cultural property)
Enjoy traditional Art x New Technology with AR postcard. To offer a more accessible noh experience to the unfamiliar audience, an App utilizing AR (advanced reality) technology is provided. Simply swipe your smartphone over the postcard, and 3D image of the noh dance by Kuroemon Katayama can be enjoyed.Enjoy traditional Art x New Technology with AR postcard. To offer a more accessible noh experience to the unfamiliar audience, an App utilizing AR (advanced reality) technology is provided. Simply swipe your smartphone over the postcard, and 3D image of the noh dance by Kuroemon Katayama can be enjoyed.

Outline of story

A Tengu (long-nosed goblin) whose life had been saved by a priest appeared in front of the priest and offered him to fulfill any wish for him as a token of gratitude. The unselfish priest answered he wanted nothing. But the Tengu insisted on returning the favor, so the priest told that he wanted to see Daie, or a preaching given by Buddha at Mt. Ryoju of India in the old days. Tengu imprudently accepted it, but made sure to the priest that he would “never become too pious to directly see and worship the Buddha.” Now, will the Tengu be able to achieve his return of the favor?

“Noh Picture Book Series Vol. 2: Daie: The Grateful Tengu” (Text: Kiyoshi Katayama, Picture: Keiko Odagiri)