First published in 2005. Written for the benefit of travellers to Japan, this concise guide explains all aspects of the Noh performance, including the layout of the theatre, music, masks and costumes, acting, typical themes of the plays and appreciation of Noh theatre. Readers will gain insights into this fascinating aspect of Japanese culture and be well prepared to attend performances when visiting Japan.

chapter I|5 pages

The Noh Theatre

chapter II|8 pages

The Production

chapter III|4 pages

Masks and Costumes

chapter IV|9 pages

Classification of the Noh Plays

chapter V|4 pages

The Making of a Noh Programme

chapter VI|8 pages

How to Appreciate the Noh Play

chapter VII|12 pages

The Repertoire