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[special plan] "Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Mori no Takiginoh" to see in photograph

It is bonfire noh in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden which ticked away history with holding of 1953 as a start for a long time to date, but unfortunately, for prevention of new model coronavirus infection spread, will have to cancel in this year.

We think that little, many of you can see "Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Mori no Takiginoh" which is autumn charming sights of Shinjuku from past photograph held in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.


Bonfire noh in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Noh and nature

As for "the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Mori no Takiginoh", the matchless environmental cause called Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden left in mushrooming big city of high-rise building, grand noh stage by performer, program that was able to choose are developed.

Noh, Noh comedy was completed as entertainment that came deeply naturally. A lot of Noh that spirit of a dead person of the trees and plants became the leading role (protagonist) valued nature which Japanese cultivated and unified with nature, and did sense of values that soul dwelled in in the mountain river trees and plants bring about unique superior entertainment in such world?

Bonfire noh in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden of rich natural environments right becomes valuable performance to get back to in the origin of Noh. Please enjoy the world of mysterious profundity to appear in bonfire.

The world of Noh, Noh comedy

It is successful at the mid-14th century by Kanami, Zeami, and Noh is the oldest performing performing art to exist that acts with the times, and is inherited. Contents prefer subject to classics such as "The Heike Monogatari" or "The Tale of Genji", and there is Noh that Noh of departed soul which appeared in this world with sorrow and mistakenly held obsession and Noh of benediction to pray for rich harvest, ogre or Tengu become main character. It is singing and dancing drama that we described all feelings of character in carefully.


Noh comedy includes "this Noh comedy" and "comical play". This Noh comedy is lines drama to describe feelings of people in with laughter in popular everyday life with independent story. Comical play comes up in Noh and we become person of place and explain the situation and tie story and wake up important action to be concerned with development of story.

State of past bonfire noh

People who wait for people, the start toward venue 

Many people came every time. The start seems to be waited expectantly for.


To the fantastic world

It becomes dark, and bonfire is gradually wrapped up in atmosphere that venue is fantastic at a stretch by dusk when we burn.


[state that is held in 2012]

 Sham "two hakamas" Mansaku Nomura, Mansai Nomura, Yuki Nomura (Izumi style)

  Noh "ship formidable man" Tetsunojo Kanze (Kanze school)


One scene of sham "two hakamas"


One scene of Noh "ship formidable man"


[state that is held in 2013]

 Sham Rokujizo Mansaku Nomura, Mansai Nomura (Izumi style)

  Noh "Izutsu" umewakagensaga (Kanze school)


One scene of sham Rokujizo


One scene of Noh "Izutsu"


[state that is held in 2018] 

Sham "two hakamas" Mansai Nomura, Mansaku Nomura, Yuki Nomura (Izumi style)

Noh "country home" Tetsunojo Kanze (Kanze school)


One scene of Noh "country home"

Until venue is done

We release a part of the state before venue being done in particular.


As we will serve the sustained development of Shinjuku in future, it follows and would appreciate your supporting "Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Mori no Takiginoh".

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