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Noh and Kabuki: Masks and Costumes in the Noh Play Momijigari

"Noh and Kabuki: Masks and Costumes in the Noh Play Momijigari"

Honkan Room 9  September 8, 2015 (Tue) - November 3, 2015 (Tue)

  
Karaori (Noh costume), Tile, chrysanthemum, and eulalia grass design on gold, red, and yellowish-green checkered ground, Passed down by the Konparu Troupe, Nara, Edo period, 18th century

This play recounts the slaying of a demon that transformed itself into the guise of a beautiful woman. As Momijigari is often performed in the autumn, it would be interesting to see the actual play after becoming familiar with its masks and costumes through this exhibition.

Current exhibit includes:
Karaori (Noh costume), Chrysanthemum, eulalia grass, and butterfly design on alternating bands of red and light brown ground, Edo period, 18th century
Karaori (Noh costume), Tile, chrysanthemum, and eulalia grass design on gold, red, and yellowish-green checkered ground,
Passed down by the Konparu Troupe, Nara, Edo period, 18th century