Kanazawa Noh Museum
Invitation to a World Intangible Cultural Heritage - Noh
Noh plays were protected as samurai entertainment by the Maeda family, the lords of the Kaga clan, and then developed as "Kaga Hōshō", a performing art for ordinary people. It was said that "Noh chants fall from the heavens", because artisans, including gardeners and carpenters, would sing Noh chants as they worked in high places such as in tree and on roofs.
Although the Kaga Hōshō school went into a period of decline after the Meiji Restoration(1868),when the samurai class was abolished, Sano Kichinosuke, who was called the father of the revival of Kaga Hōshō, dedicated himself to the promotion of Noh in Kanazawa. He developed Kaga Hōshō into the ﬂourishing art form that it is today.
This museum is located in Hirosaka, where the previous Noh theater was situated. Noh (Nōgaku) has been designated as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage and "Kaga Hōshō" has been designated as an Intangible Cultural Asset by Kanazawa City.
The museum aims to fill the role of passing on works of art and traditional culture to future generations. It also aims to be a museum with character over the generations and affability.
Museum Merchandise Area
Miniature Model of Kanazawa Noh
This is an opportunity for you to wear a real Noh mask and costume.
You can have your picture taken with the costume on. The photo will be a great souvenir of your trip!
Capacity: 1~5 people per group
Time required for the experience: 10-20min/person
Main exhibition room
Noh and Kyōgen Picture Book Area
This room is used for Kanazawa Hōshō school children's classes and for seminars about Noh.
Kanazawa Noh Museum New Collection 2017
Mondays and the year change period.(The museum may be closed at other times for changing of exhibits.)
10:00 a.m. ~ 6:00 p.m. (last admission at 5:30 p.m.)
Ticket also valid for the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
Kanazawa Noh Museum
1-2-25 Hirosaka, Kanazawa,Ishikawa 920-0962, Japan
Tel : +81-76-220-2790 Fax : +81-76-220-2791
From Kanazawa Station, take a local bus from the East Exit Bus Terminalto "Kōrinbō" bus stop (10 min).
〒920-0962 石川県金沢市広坂1丁目2番25号 TEL：076-220-2790 FAX：076-220-2791
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