Noh Stage in the Forest

森舞台 / 宮城県登米町伝統芸能伝承館

Noh Stage in the Forest ©Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Noh Stage in the Forest ©Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Noh Stage in the Forest ©Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Noh Stage in the Forest ©Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Noh Stage in the Forest ©Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
Noh Stage in the Forest ©Mitsumasa Fujitsuka
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NOH stage_section
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Noh Stage in the Forest

森舞台 / 宮城県登米町伝統芸能伝承館

42 Teraike-kamimachi, Toyoma-machi, Tome-shi, Miyagi, Japan
1996.05
Noh stage
498.21 m2

Noh performances have been a tradition in Japan since the Edo Era, and Tome Noh that is performed here continues to be closely linked to life in this community.
The western style of Noh stage contained inside a concrete box that has been used since the Meiji Era was replaced with a traditional Noh stage where space called “sky” is created between the stage and audience seating with Shirasu stone, bringing the Noh stage back to life in its traditional form.

The building was constructed with locally available timber, and wood louvers were provided between the building and the town with the objective of making the space on stage open to the town and the forest behind it. The facility also has a small museum, and the audience seating can be used as a multi-purpose room, in the hope that it will become the core of cultural activity in the community.

Photo by Mitsumasa Fujitsuka

Architectual Institute of Japan Prize for Design (1997)
GA Japan 17, 22
Shinkenchiku 1996.09
JA 23
DETAIL 149
Casas sorpreadentes 1999.11
ABSTRACT 8/9

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