In Kanazawa people often say “Noh chants fall from the sky”, which means even gardeners working at the top of trees casually sing Noh chants to themselves. It proves that not only samurai warriors and merchants but also the common people enjoyed Noh performance. The Kaga Hosho school of Noh is designated as an intangible cultural asset of Kanazawa. The art of Noh is recognized as one of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Visit the Kanazawa Noh Museum, and you can enjoy Noh performance DVDs, the curator’s explanations from an actual Noh stage, and a precious costume and mask exhibit. You may even participate in a workshop and practice part of a Noh performance.
Needless to say, the Museum provides you with numerous opportunities to understand the charm of the Kaga Hosho school of Noh. At the Ishikawa Prefectural Noh Theater you can enjoy regularly scheduled performances and seminars. Why not come to Kanazawa and enjoy the art of Noh?