Japan marks 75 years of Vatican ties with noh performance

Jun 26, 2017

Japan marks 75 years of Vatican ties with noh performance

Japan has marked the 75th anniversary of diplomatic ties with the Holy See with a performance of ancient traditional noh theater in Rome.At the performance Saturday in Rome at the Palazzo della Cancelleria, a Renaissance architectural masterpiece housing Vatican tribunals, visitors were shown how ...

Feb 3, 2016

Celebrated noh actor Kan Hosho dies at 81

Kan Hosho, a celebrated actor of noh classical musical drama, died Monday at his home in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward. He was 81 and had been suffering throat cancer.Hosho, the first son of Yaichi Hosho, also a noh actor, was given the state honor of ...

All change for Kanze noh theater

Mar 18, 2015

All change for Kanze noh theater

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Of Japan’s many traditional performing arts, noh is the most refined — and among its most prominent figures today is 55-year-old Kiyokazu Kanze, the 26th head of its largest faction, the Kanze School.A descendant of the father and son pair Kan’ami and Zeami who ...

French artiste par excellence hails noh highs

Feb 25, 2015

French artiste par excellence hails noh highs

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French comedian extraordinaire Guillaume Gallienne has a sizeable Japanese fan base, which gratifies him most heartily.“I feel like the Japanese get me and vice versa — and at one time, I thought I’d even make my home here,” the 42-year-old performer/filmmaker said in excellent ...

Tri-lingual system proposed for world communications

Mar 28, 2010

Tri-lingual system proposed for world communications

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May 15, 1939 Note: The writer of the following article, Ezra Loomis Pound, although not well-known in Japan, is one of the few foreigners who made enthusiastic introduction abroad of Japanese “Noh” plays and stands shoulder to shoulder with Ernest Fenollosa as a scholar ...