Noh Performance by Grand Master of Kanze School: Event Commemorating "Japan-India Friendship Year" and "120th Anniversary of Japan-Thailand Diplomatic relations"

March 2, 2007

  1. As one of the projects of the "Japan-India Friendship Year 2007" and the "120th Anniversary of Japan-Thailand Diplomatic Relations," a group of 29 performers led by Mr. Kiyokazu Kanze, the 26th Grand Master of the Kanze School, will perform Noh and Kyogen plays in India -- on March 3 (Sat), at Siri Fort in New Delhi -- and in Thailand -- on March 6 (Tue), at the Thai Cultural Centre in Bangkok.
  2. Noh drama is Japan's leading intangible asset designated by UNESCO in 2001 as one of the first Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. It is hoped that the performances at these commemorative events in India and Thailand will develop an affinity toward Japan and promote understanding of Japan.

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