28 Sep '15, 12am

[Zojo-ji Temple Takigi Noh (Firelit Noh)]Oct 3 4-7-35 Shiba-koen Minato...

[Zojo-ji Temple Takigi Noh (Firelit Noh)]Oct 3 4-7-35 Shiba-koen Minato...

Zojo-ji Temple originally organized Takigi Noh, or outdoor Noh performances illuminated by firelight, since the premodern Edo period at a Noh theater near the present-day Tokyo Tower. After being forced to discontinue by incessant natural disasters and war, the service restarted in the temple’s premises with the completion of the reconstructed main hall, Daiden, in 1974. Performed against the backdrop of the Sanmon main gate designated an important cultural property and the pine tree planted by the 18th U.S. President, Ulysses Grant, the firelit Noh draws the spectators into a world of subtle and profound beauty. An evening in the embrace of fresh verdure and the vermilion-lacquered Sanmon gate promises to be special.

Full article: http://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/minato/event/zojoji_takig...

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