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“Mt. Fuji and Hagoromo Legend” Virtual Opening Reception & Virtual New Year’s Party for the Seniors was held on January 20, 2022.

February 02, 2022

Ms. Yui Morita (Associate Professor, Tokyo Rissho Junior College) (left photo), who directs this exhibition, introduced “the legend of Hagoromo” in Miho no Matsubara. In addition, Mr. Genjiro Okura (right photo), a Living National Treasure, talked about the composition of one of the most representative Noh plays, “Hagoromo,” and then showed us a performance of “Kotsuzumi.” In cooperation with Mr. Masaki Umano, Kanze-style Shitekata Noh performer.

Now you can watch the recording on YouTube, but sorry that it is conducted in Japanese without English subtitles.

■ Guest speaker
Yui Morita
Associate Professor, Tokyo Rissho Junior College. Part-Time Lecturer of Gakushuin Women’s College and Meiji University. Secretary-General and committee member of “Musubino-Kai,” NPO Corporation of Japanese Traditional Performing Arts for Dissemination and Promotion in Education. Graduated from Ochanomizu University, Master’s Program, MA. Main research area: Scientific and analytic studies to Japanese traditional arts and artists. Management and support for special lectures and classes on Japanese traditional arts dissemination and Development. Publication: “Yokoso Dento-Geino no Sekai: Denshosha ni Kiku Waza to Kokoro” (Welcome to The World of Japanese Traditional Arts. Interviewed with Successors of Traditional Arts) Kunpusha, 2020. 

Genjiro Okura 
The 16th grandmaster of the Okura School of kotsuzumi-kata. Director of Nohgaku Kyokai, Public Interest Incorporated Association. Member of the Japan Noh Theater Association. 1985, Became the 16th grandmaster of the Okura School of kotsuzumi-kata and the deputy head of the ohtsuzumi family. 2017, Certified as the Important Intangible Cultural Property, Living National Treasure of Japan. Awards: Osaka Culture Encouragement Award, the Sakuya- Konohana Award, Kanze Hisao Memorial Noh Award. Publications: “Okura-Genjiro -no- Noh Dangi” Takosha, 2017. “Noh Kara Himotoku Nihonshi” (An Approach to Japanese History based on The Noh View Point) Fusosha, 2021.