Saturday, September 01, 2007

Noh play

At the Kyushu National Museum there was a demonstration of Noh today. Noh is a play with masks and strange music with drums and monotonous singing. The example we saw was about a demon that fought against some priests and was finally destroyed by them.
This is a mask similar to the one the demon was wearing:

And this is the expert who explained everything to us. In the background the different Kimonos used for the play and in front of him different masks that are utilized during the show:

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