"Noh Masks: Traditional to Modern Forms" will be held by Gensho Higuch at,
the Japan Information Center Gallery of the Consulate General of Japan in New York
- Date & Time:
Monday, July 7 to Friday, July 11, 2014
9:30am to 4:00pm (**closed on weekends & holidays)
Japan Information Center Gallery
Consulate General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue, (Bet. 48th & 49th St.), 18th Floor, New York, NY 10171
Noh is one of the most traditional of Japanese art forms.
It is similar to European opera or America musicals in that a story is told through song and dance, accompanied by the music of the flute and drum.
In this exhibition, the classic Noh masks of a young woman, elderly man and ogre are displayed. These very masks are used in actual Noh plays.
It is said that Noh-masks, with their smiling, sorrowful, intense and angry countenances, provide a way for the Japanese to express their feelings.
New styles of Noh masks like the "Obama Sisters" and "Mona Lisa" are also displayed, which were created using traditional Noh mask-crafting techniques.
Mr. Gensho Higuchi, a modern Noh-mask artist, produced all of these exhibited works.
Gensho Higuchi : firstname.lastname@example.org