Kurokawa Noh Village

500 years of discipline, tradition, and cooperation


Experience Outline

Gain new insights on life and discipline through this visit to a typical, remote, farming village, which has upheld an extraordinary Noh performance tradition for over 500 years.


Experience Details

Visit the gods’ own Noh theatre, and learn how to live well alongside others, from village people sharing their community wisdom. Reflect on your experience while enjoying a locally crafted tofu cuisine menu for lunch (based on the main menu from the annual “Ogi-sai” festival). 

After meeting at the village cultural center, Ogi Kaikan, you will visit the Kasuga Shrine to see the private Noh theatre for the gods, focus of centuries of tradition in this small village.

At the Denshukan building, you will get hands-on with dramatic Noh movements, costumes, and masks, under the guidance of a Noh master. The special tofu-based cuisine of the annual Ogi Festival will be served for your lunch, and your experience will end with a visit the Shimoza, the village house designated to host the gods this year, preparing the for annual festival.

Duration

4 hours

Includes

Local guide, Japanese to English interpreter, traditional festive lunch.

Schedule

March – December

Local Advice

We will be moving around a bit and sitting on the floor, so be sure to wear loose-fitting clothes.

Minimum Participants

1

Guides

Language

English

Cancellations

The cancellation policy can be found here.

Health and Safety

Meeting Spot

Getting Here

Ogi Kaikan is best accessed by private car or taxi. It is a 15-20 minute drive from central Tsuruoka.

Meeting Spot

Ogi Kaikan: The Home of Kurokawa Noh, Miyanoshita-253 Kurokawa, Tsuruoka, Yamagata 997-0311, Japan

Finishing Spot

Prices

Group Size Price Per Person
Two ¥65,000
Three ¥45,000
Four ¥35,000
Five ¥28,000
Six or more ¥27,000

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Megurun aims to support sustainable rural communities. To achieve these aims, we gained a travel agency license registered with the governor of Yamagata Prefecture: Region 282.