July Noh Performances in Shibuya

Summer performances at the Cerulean Tower Noh Theatre

By Sleiman Azizi    - 1 min read

The Cerulean Tower Noh Theatre will be staging a series of Noh performances throughout July.

Established in Shibuya in 2001, the the theatre's July schedule will feature performances from the Kita, Komparu, Kanze and Hosho schools. A final workshop on kyogen - a form of comic relief theatre staged between Noh acts - will be held by the Izumi school.

As one of the world's most surreal and elegant art forms, Japanese Noh has been designated by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage with a history of over 700 years. The traditions of story, music, dance and costume enshrined in Noh theatre - to say nothing of its ethereal masks - still captivate audiences around the country to this day.

Note that each performance has a different pricing structure so be sure to check the official website for details.

Getting there

Shibuya Station is serviced by many train and subway lines, including the JR Yamanote Line, the Tokyu Toyoko Line, the Den-en-toshi Line or the Ginza and Hanzomon Subway Lines. The theatre is a 5-minute walk from Shibuya Station.

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Sleiman Azizi

Sleiman Azizi @sleiman.azizi

A Japanese Permanent Resident, I drool over proper soba and sushi while Japanese aesthetics ticks all the right boxes for me.With over 200 published articles on Japan as well as 5 English language books written in a traditional Japanese style, I also happen enjoy writing. Funny that...I'm also the Regional Partner for Tokyo, Japan's never ending capital, so if you've anything to say about Tokyo - or Japan in general - don't be shy and contact with me via sleiman.azizi@japantravel.com