TAKIGI NŌ BY THE HŌSHŌ SCHOOL
AN EVENING OF NŌ ILLUMINATED BY TORCHLIGHT

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Program

Kyōgen 
SANBASŌ, KAGURASHIKI
with Norihide Yamamoto Sanbasō

Maibayashi 
TAKASAGO 
with Yusuke Kanai Deity of Sumiyoshi, shite 
Jiutai (chorus)
Norimasa Takahashi, Katsunori Yabu, Kouki Sano, Takashi Kawase, Tetsuya Kidani

Nō 
YOROBOSHI
with
Kazufusa Hōshō Shuntokumaru, shite 
Hiroshi Obinata Takayasu the father of  Shuntokumaru, waki
Norishige Yamamoto Servant of Takayasu, ai-kyogen
Jiutai (chorus) 
Takashi Takeda, Satoshi Nozuki, Norimasa Takahashi, Katsunori Yabu, Kouki Sano, Takashi Kawase
Kōken (assistants)
Yusuke Kanai, Tetsuya Kidani


musicians
Ryūichi Onodera Nōkan (flute)
Mitsuhiko Sumikoma Kotsuzumi (small shoulder drum)
Rokunosuke Iijima Ōtsuzumi (large waist drum)
Akio Mugiya Taiko (stick drum)

italian subtitles by Bonaventura Ruperti
stage manager Kenichi Nomura
production managers Akiko Sugiyama, Mihoko Akutagawa

with the support of The Japan Foundation
in collaboration with Change Performing Arts, City of Kanazawa
tour organized by Public Interest Corporation Hōshō-Kai
A spectacle defined as takigi nō (nō illuminated by torchlight) will be represented and the audience will be able to appreciate, under the torchlight or flambeaux, nō and kyōgen, the ancient traditional forms of Japanese theatre tracing back 650 years. 

Kyōgen | Sanbasō, Kagurashiki 
Sanbasō is part of the repertoire Okina, which is more of a ceremonial presentation rather than a theatrical play. The Sanbasō gestures the sowing of seeds by shaking his bell and takes light graceful steps on the stage. This performance symbolizes the celebration of prosperity.

Maibayashi | Takasago 
"Maibayashi" is a performance style where only the climactic section of a repertoire is performed. Takasago is a story about the deity of Sumiyoshi shrine where the deity appears and dances to celebrate world peace.

Nō | Yoroboshi
Takayasu’s son, Shuntokumaru, becomes blind at a young age and due to false accusations, he is banished from the household. Later on, he is seen wondering the grounds of Shitenoji Temple in Osaka, and from his feeble footsteps, people start to call him “Yoroboshi” (weak monk). A few years pass, and Takayasu, driven by guilt, travels all over Japan in search for his son and comes to Shitenoji Temple. Takayasu is giving to the poor for repentance, when Yoroboshi appears. Takayasu is touched by the blind educated priest, but then realizes it is his son Shuntokumaru. In order to avoid drawing attention, Takayasu decides to reveal the truth at nightfall. Yoroboshi is suggested to practice “jissokan”, a type of meditation practiced while the heart captures the setting sun and the thought reaches towards enlightenment. Yoroboshi imagines the picturesque scenery of Namba, but soon becomes emotionally unstable and trips and falls, and devastated about his blindness. When it becomes dark Takayasu reveals to Shuntokumaru that he is his father. Shuntokumaru is embarrassed and tries to run away, but Takayasu catches up, takes his hand and leads him home.

INFORMATION

28 June
20:00
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29 June
20:00
San Nicolò Chiostro
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unreserved seating €50,00

BIOGRAPHIES
THE ARTISTS

KAZUFUSA HŌSHŌ
Kazufusa Hōshō is the twentieth master of the Hōshō School, a direct descendant from the origi-nal founder. Read
YUSUKE KANAI
Yūsuke KANAI was born in 1959 and is the eldest son of the shite actor from the HŌSHŌ school, Akira KANAI. Read
HIROSHI OBINATA
Born in 1968 in Nagano prefecture. Read
NORISHIGE YAMAMOTO
Born in 1977 in Tokyo and studied under Tojiro Yamamoto and his father Noritoshi Yamamoto. Read

PICTURES