Photographer's Note

Next to sexy samba, this is the very traditional one.
Do you know "Noh"? This is another traditional unique cultural performance. Plese refer to the detail explanation from the below from "Wikiopedia".
An assocication (Konparu-Enmai-kai) perform "Noh" on 7 Aug every year in the street of GINZA, center and most fasionable street in Tokyo. This time I got the special permission from "Noh" association and could take several pictures. Usually due to portrait right, we are stricktly prohibitted to take photo. This is quite unique in the point of street performance.
Noh (能, Nō?), or Nogaku (能楽, Nōgaku?)[1] is a major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th century. Many characters are masked, with men playing male and female roles. The repertoire is normally limited to a specific set of historical plays. A Noh performance often lasts all day and consists of five Noh plays interspersed with shorter, humorous kyōgen pieces.

While the field of Noh performance is extremely codified with an emphasis on tradition rather than innovation, some performers do compose new plays or revive historical ones that are not a part of the standard repertoire. Works blending Noh with other theatrical traditions have also been produced.

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