Kyogen actor Mansai Nomura to oversee Tokyo 2020 ceremonies

National Jul 30, 2018

Kyogen actor Mansai Nomura to oversee Tokyo 2020 ceremonies

Actor Mansai Nomura will orchestrate the opening and closing ceremonies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it was announced Monday. Following an executive board meeting of the organizers in Fukushima Prefecture, Nomura was named as the chief executive creative director overseeing all four ...

Japan's love affair with Chekhov

Stage Aug 29, 2013

Japan's love affair with Chekhov

by Nobuko Tanaka

"I have rarely seen a great production of any Chekhov play in Japan. Sometimes, I've even wanted to ask how they managed to make them so tedious." Mansai Nomura, one of the country's leading kyōgen (traditional comedy) actors, may say this with a ...