Japanese Theatre and Comedy – Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life

An aspect of Japanese culture that you might not see often outside of Japan is that of theatre. In fact if you ask most people about Japanese theatre they might mention Noh theatre or Kabuki theatre, but it is unlikely they have actually seen a show. In truth the Japanese theatrical scene is very rich, […]

Japanese Noh Masks – Expressing Emotions using a Special Skill

By Ramata Cisse Many people will have heard of Kabuki (a traditional form of Japanese theatre), and perhaps they would have also heard of Noh. Noh (能), meaning talent, is a traditional Japanese musical drama. It originated in surugaku, and was performed during religious ceremonies. The act is full of singing, dancing and music. However, […]