UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
The World of Traditional Performing Arts: Kabuki, Bunraku, Noh and Kyogen, Gagaku, Kumi-odori
Hyokeikan January 7, 2022 (Fri)-March 13, 2022 (Sun)
This exhibition presents traditional Japanese performing arts that have been collectively added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list—kabuki, bunraku, noh (including kyogen), gagaku, and kumi-odori—and introduces the aesthetics and techniques unique to each of them. The galleries feature stages on which visitors can stand and experience the spaces unique to each traditional performance art. Exhibits include costumes, props, and musical instruments used during actual performances.
This exhibition was originally scheduled to open in the Spring of 2020, but it was suspended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The contents of the exhibition have been partially revised for the rescheduled opening in January 2022.