SHORT DOCUMENTARY // 22:40 // JAPAN // 2012

An experimental Intangible Cultural Heritage Documentation Project made in collaboration with UNESCO and the Asia-Pacific Cultural Center for Research.

"Kurokawa-Noh has been preserved and passed down for more than 500 years while keeping its own tradition and an ancient style in its repertoire and performances. The number of its performers is about 160, including Hayashi (musicians) and Kyogen players ranging from children to the elderly. They have 250 Noh masks, over 500 Noh costumes, 540 regular Noh pieces and 50 Kyogen pieces, and Kurokawa-Noh was designated as one of the important intangible folk cultural properties of the nation in 1976."