Learn, Play and Watch – Noh seminar by Okura Genjiro, Tatsumi Manjiro, and Nomura Mansai


Summer Holiday Noh Seminar


Part 1: Workshop on Noh instruments (photo from 2020 event)

Part 2: Enjoy stage performance (Noh drama from 2020)

Part 2: Enjoy stage performance (Kyogen performance from 2020)

The Noh Theater, MOA Museum of Art


◆Summer Holiday Noh Seminar

MOA Museum of Art invites you to delve into the world of Noh theater in the hands-on workshop and real stage performances. Professional Noh players and musicians will give you hands-on instructions to play some of the classical instruments. A rare chance to meet Okura Genjiro the Living National Treasure. In Part 2, stages of Noh and Kyogen will be enjoyed in the authentic Noh Theater of the Museum.


Date: Wed. August 25, 2021


Part 1

A workshop on classical Noh music instruments

Starts at 10:30 (60 places available)

Venue: Museum Guest Reception Room on 3F

Instructors: Noh ensemble members


Part 2

Lecture and stage performance
Starts at 13:00 (doors open at 12:20)

Venue: The Noh Theater

(1) Lecture on Noh music, by Okura Genjiro (Okura school ‘kotsuzumi’ percussions grand master and a living National Treasure)

(2) Lecture on the programs by Nomura Mansai (Izumi school) and Tatsumi Manjiro (Hosho school)

(3) Noh theater performances

  • The Kyogen stage: Bonsan in Izumi school arrng., performed by Nomura Yuki and Ishida Tanro
  • The Noh stage: Kurozuka in Hosho school arrng., performed by Tatsumi Manjiro and Nomura Mansai



Part 1 (Workshop)

500 yen  *Participation only in Part 1 is accepted: admission fee to the Museum applies)


Part 2 (Lecture and Stage Performance)

Seat class S: 6000 yen 
Seat class A: 5,000 yen
Seat class B: 4,000 yen  *Museum members enjoy 2,000 yen discount on these tickets

Seats for young students aged under 16 available for 2,000 yen (not permitted to attend without an accompanying adult)


*The ticket for Part 2 includes the museum admission fee.

*Tickets will be available in mid-May.
 Book your tickets online at the Museum official booking webpage.

◎Seating Plan


Visitor information about COVID-19 precautions in place at MOA Museum of Art

- Ventilation will be in operation in the auditorium
- Use the hand sanitizers provided at the venue
- Parts of regular contact, such as door handles, seats, etc. are periodically disinfected
- Museum staff will be wearing a mask to attend our visitors

Please ensure that
- You wear a mask and cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
- You refrain from attending the event if you have symptomatic conditions, such as coughs, sore throat, high temperature, and lethargy. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.



The Noh Theater Office, MOA Museum of Art
Tel: 0557 84 2500 (Friday through Wednesday between 10:00 and 17:00)