2014 / Noh theatre to come to Japanese garden in Little Tokyo, Sept. 7

Hoh Theatre JACCC

Noh theatre at James Irvine Japanese Garden (Courtesy of Japanese American Cultural and Community Center)

Noh: Moon viewing and Sake

James Irvine Japanese Garden

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 7:30 pm

$35 General Admission

$30 JACCC Member

For more information visit http://jaccc.org/noh.php or call (213) 628-2725

Noh is the theatrical art originated from the medieval period of Japan. Full of intrigue and mystery, it features rhythmic musicians, choral chanters, and masked actors as they tell the stories handed down over generations.

Master Motonori Umewaka of the Kanze school of Noh will perform two works, Hagoromo and Mayflower.

In addition to these plays, the evening will include Kagami Biraki, which is a ceremony that includes the opening of a cask of sake barrel.

Supported by City of Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Gekkeikan, Miyako Hotel, Dr. Kishimoto(Momoyama University), Area Promotion Japan


Master Motonori Umewaka (Shite)

recognized by the Japanese government as Preservers of Important Intangible Cultural Properties. He was born in the Umewaka Family lineage in the art of Noh which dates back to the medieval period of Japan. He has been performing throughout Japan and Europe. In 2012, he performed in Algeria and Paris, France.

Ryoichi Arimatsu (Waki)

Atsushi Sato (Fue)

Atsushi Ueda (Kotsuzumi)

Yoshikuni Moriya (Ootsuzumi)

Shinya Ueda (Taiko)


1,  Nokan and Kotsuzumi, Otsuzumi, Taiko

2. Mayflower(Dance)

3.  Kagami Biraki


6. Hagoromo (Dance)