In October 2003, Noh Artist Shigeya Kimura started
  Asukayama Takiginoh.
  Mr. Kimura wanted to use his Noh talents as a means
  of giving back to the city of Kita, his hometown.
  This year marks the group's 15th performance.
  The performances, set on a stage illuminated by
  bonfires and Japanese traditional candles, invite you
  into a twilight world filled with nature and history
       ■ Asukayama Complete view(PDF)
 ・The 16th Asukayama Takigi Noh Guidance It published.
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To the arriving customer.

During the 16th Asukayama Takigi Noh held last year on September 31, 2018, a heavy rain forced us to cancel the program mid-way. Although the audience was able to watch the Kyogen Futari Daimyo, the Noh drama Momijigari could not be performed. For those who attended the performance last year, we express our sincere gratitude for your kind understanding.

The 17th Asukayama Takigi Noh (November 21 – 22) performances will be held at Hoku Topia Sakura Hall. Due to the unavoidable circumstances last year forcing us to cancel the program, this year the first night will offer the same program featuring Nomura Shiro and others in the Kyogen Futari Daimyo (Two Lords) and the Noh drama Momijigari (The Maple Viewing). We hope you will attend and enjoy these two wonderful plays.

           The Asukayama TakigiNoh execution committee

  The first night Nov.21.2019(Thur.)  
  Kyogen Futari-Daimyo(Two Loads)  Mansaku Nomura
Kazunori Takano
Mansai Nomura
Satoshi Oka

  Noh Momijigari(The Maple Viewing) Shirou Nomura
Tuneyoshi Mori
  The second night Nov.22.2019(Fri.)  
  Kyogen Nariagari(An Upgrade) Mansai Nomura
Yukio Isida
Tanroh Isida
  Noh Shunkan(Shunkan in Exile) Shirou Nomura
Mansai Nomura
Ryoji Taguchi
  Venue  Hokutopia Sakura Hall   
  Tickets SS 8,000yen / S 6,000yen / A 4,000yen / B 2,000yen 
(All seats reserved)    
Seat map
      Tickets now on sale.    
        Ticket Pia
P-code(the first night)  :495-531
P-code(the second night)495-540 
  *The above P-code may also be used to purchase
  tickets at Seven-Eleven.
Tickets are also available at the box office on the 1st floor of Hokutopia.(Open 10:00 am-8:00pm) 
Tel 03-3912-2157 Fax 03-6736-0608


 Novenber 21 2019(Thur.)    
  Kyugen Commentary Yokohama Nohgakudo
  Masayuki Nakamura
Kyougen : Futari-Daimyo(Two Lords) Passerby   Mansak Nomura
  Kazunori Takano
Daimyo   Mansai Nomura
     Stage attendant   Satoshi Oka
-Intermission 15 minutes-        
Noh Commentary Yokohama Nohgakudo
  Masayuki Nakamura
Noh : Momijigari Woman/Demon God   Takahiro Kitanami
Woman   Fumiyuki Takeda
Takayasu Andoh
Masaki Umano
Keizo Nagayama
    Noble woman/Demon god   Shiro Nomura
    Tairano Koremochi   Tsuneyoshi Mori
    Attendants    Yoshihiro Tateda
Hideshi Norihisa
Masayoshi Umemura 
    Woman   Gou Iida
    Takenouchi God   Ren Naito
      Fulute  Takayuki Isso 
      Shoulder drum Shinkuroh Kanze
    Hip drume Hirokazu Kakihara
      Stic drum  Hideki Kajitani
      Stage Attendants Hisa Uzawa
Hikaru Uzawa
Mizuko Watanabe
      Chorus Yasuki Kobayakawa
Yoshiteru Takeda
Minoru Shibata
Nozomu Kunugi
Osamu Kobayakawa
Masashi Nomura
 Novenber 22 2019(Fri.)      
  Kyugen Commentary Yokohama Nohgakudo
  Masayuki Nakamura
 Kyougen : Nariagari(An Upgrade) Taro-kaja    Mansai Nomura
    Master   Yukio Isida
    Swindler   Tanroh Isida
    Stage attendant   Haruo Tsukizaki
  -Intermission 15 minutes-     
   Noh Commentary Yokohama Nohgakudo
  Masayuki Nakamura
 Noh : Shunkan(Shunkan in Exile) Shunkan   Shirou Nomura
    Tairano yasuyori   Masashi Nomura
    Tanbano Naritsune   Ryoji Taguchi
    Messenger   Tsuneyoshi Mori
    Boat man   Taichiro Nomura
    Stage attendants   Kenichi Aoki
Hisa Uzawa
    Flute  Takayuki Isso
      Shoulder drum Sinkuroh Kanze
      Hip drum Hirokazu Kakihara
      Chorus Yasuki Kobayakawa
Atsuo Kanze
Takayasu Ando
Masaki Umano
Osamu Kobayakawa
Minoru Shibata
          <Guidance of a program>
  kyogen Futari-Daimyo(Two Lords)>
This is a story of two daimyo(regional lords)who unthinkingly hand a man their swords,only for him to rob and make fools of them.
A daimyo invites another lord on an outing,but they regret not being accompanied by servants,so enlist a passer-by,threatening him into service. They walk on,forcing the man to carry their swords.But he is so annoyed that he draws a sword and brandishes it over the daimyos'heads. He also relieves them of their daggers. Having gained the upper hand,the man now demands daimyos do things for him.The story is an example of changes in social relationships during Japan's 16th-century Warring States Period,when retainers rose up and overthrew their lords.this kyogen pieces develops the entertaining idea of shifting power.
  Noh Momijigari(The Maple Viewing)>

It is maple viewing season in Mount Togakushi in Shinano Province (Nagano Prefecture). A beautiful lady (shite in the first act) has brought her servants (tsure) on a maple viewing picnic and is resting under the trees.
About that time the warrior Taira no Koremochi (waki), who is on a hunting trip with his retainers and assistants (waki-tsure), passes close by the group of ladies on horseback. Since he has noticed some human silhouettes, Koremochi orders his retainer to go and check what is going on. The retainer learns from a maidservant (ai) that this is the banquet of a certain noble lady.
To avoid offending the ladies Koremochi gets off his horse and is about to go on with his hunting trip, when the beautiful noblewoman pulls him by the sleeve and asks him to join the banquet. Koremochi drinks a few cups of wine and, enthralled by the lady's graceful dance, eventually falls asleep. Gradually it gets dark and stormy clouds appear in the sky. The women whisper to the sleeping Koremochi "Don't wake up" and disappear into thin air.
The deity Takeuchi who serves Bodhisattva Hachiman appears in Koremochi's dream and warns him that the lady he has met is none other than the she-devil of Mount Togakushi. Takeuchi bestows upon Koremochi a special sword and urges him to wake up.
Koremochi wakes in the middle of a storm. Amid the lightnings and booming thunders appears a demon (shite in the second act). The demon hurls flames at Koremochi from the top of the cliffs and the sky, but the brave warrior remains calm. Praying to Bodhisattva Hachiman in his heart, he fights back and after a fierce battle manages to vanquish the demon.

The kind and beautiful lady turned out to be a devil! "Momijigari" is a play that depicts the legend of the killing of the Mount Togakushi Demon. It is written by Kanze Kojirō Nobumitsu (a fifteenth century Noh actor). Unlike other Noh plays in which a demon suddenly appears and attacks, this one is about a demon who, disguised as a beauty, plots to seduce the hero and strike him when he is most vulnerable.
At the center of the demon's plot are the two dances performed by the suspicious beauties, who are in fact demons in disguise. The ‘kuse-mai’ dance accompanying the chant has a somewhat bewitching quality to it.
The dance accompanied by music is very slow and graceful at first, but suddenly the tempo speeds up and the movements become very animated. The dance keeps the spectators on the edge of their seats, suggesting that something terrible is going to happen. With all this tension built up, the scene changes to the emergence of the she-devil and her fight with Koremochi. The play captivates the audience's attention until the very end.
Taira no Koremochi is an eleventh century warrior famous for his strength and courage. He was chosen as the hero of "Momijigari", probably because there is some evidence that he served as the governor of Shinano Province. Koremochi's part in the play is also one of its focal points.
Koremochi's nickname is Yogoshōgun (fifteenth general) and that is why the alternative name of the play "Momijigari" is also "Yogoshōgun".
In the ‘kogaki’ (special direction) "Onizoroi", the second act of the play involves not just one, but many demons, who appear side by side. Although this direction is used to emphasize the horror of the scene, the scene of the demons lined up in front of the maple mountain prop gives the impression of splendor.

kyogen Nariagari(An Upgrades)>
Taro-kaja gose to the temple at Kurama(Kyoto) and cloisters himself to wait for an oracle. While asleep,however,a swindler switches his master's sword with a bamboo stick. When Taro tells the master that the sword was ''upgraded," he is scolded.The two then try to ambush the swindler,but...

Noh Shunkan(shunkan in Exile)>
On the island Kikaijima,the monk Shunkan has been exiled and passes his days with others. One day,an emissary arrives with a letter of pardon from Taira no Kiyomori. Shunkan is filled with hope,but he is filled with despair when he finds his name not listed in the letter among those pardoned. Although he rereads the letter thinking there must be a mistake,he is finally left bihind on the island. The restrained movement and carefully composed libretto depict Shunkan's deep despair;giving the audience an experience that only noh drama can creat.The play is a stage adaptation of the tragic account of Shunkan found in The Tale of the Heike.                  
   Asukayama Takiginoh executive committee
Chairman  Kotaroh Oomae
This time
It was elected as the chairman about the general meeting of the holding on April 11th and we were installed.
We know that it wants to do power for the promotion of the culture through the Asukayama firewood ability performance by " the Noh " which Japan is proud of in the world.
We request similar predecessor guide support.
Also, we report because executives were elected as follows and was installed .
 April, 2019    
   Co-president  Mituhiro Koshino
   Co-president  Soya Hayama
  The inspector  Kazunori Kato
   The stage director  Yuuko Suzukiko
  The secretary-general  Sumio Tamura 
  Accounting  Keiko Yakusiji
Guidance to Hokutopia
    On foot-from JR Keihin Tohoku Line Oji station and the southern entrance 1 minutes
        On foot-from subway Tokyo metro north-south line Oji station exit of No. 1  1 minutes
        On foot-before [ the Toden Arakawa Line Oji station ] or from Asuka mountain stop 3 minutes

  *Photography,video and audio reco-ding,watch alarms,and the usu of mobile phones
        are strictly prohibited inside the venue.

       *Preschool-age children will not be permitted admission to venue.
       < In the Asukayama-TakigiNoh, it is possible to use " NOH-SUP " " Earphone-Guide ".>
As for NOH-SUP of this performanceis the service, automatically displayed at the tablet according to the staging .
     It is possible to use a customer for the smart phone and the tablet by downloading ( free of charge )
     a G-marc application and content.( Content offer: Hinoki Shoten :
     Also, in the English guide, we rent an NOH-SUP special use tablet to the desired customer.
     The customer who wants to look at the literature with the personal smart phone download G-marc application
     from the QR code on the left.

     The procedures
     It is possible to enjoy ability more!
     By the performance of the traditional entertainment, the regular Earphone-Guide explains clothing, music,
     an implement and so on clearly according to the progress of the stage.
     For the first time, looking at the Nor, too, is relieved.
     The reputation of the customer is this.

     We conform the reservation of the rent of the Earphone-Guide and the NOH-SUP special use tablet.
     Earphone-Guide( One rental-fee taxes included of 500 yen , the 1000 yen deposit , 400 pieces of limitation )
     NOH-SUP special use tablet( One rental-fee taxes included of 1,000 yen , 50 pieces of limitation )

     The sending address
     E-Mail Fax.03-6736-0608
     Apply for number, an address, a phone number, the name, entering them.
     Thursday, September 13th Come to the rent reception by the time 15 minute before of the start.
     Since then, it becomes invalid in the reservation.


         Reservations / inquires:
      Box Office operators are available by telephone daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
      Asukayama Takiginoh Executive Committee Bureau
         TEL03-3912-2157 FAX03-6736-0608 
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