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Yokohama Noh Theatre (横浜能楽堂)

A city-funded Noh Theatre that opened in Momijigaoka, Nishi-ku, Yokohama in June 1996. In addition to around 30 regular yearly performances a year, there are also many performances held by Noh masters. The kensho (audience seating) seats 486 including the 47 on the second floor. The stage was built in Negishi, Tokyo in 1875 (Meiji 8) by daimyo Maeda Nariyasu of the Kaga Domain, after which it was moved by Yorinaga Matsudaira to Somei, Tokyo and rebuilt as the beloved Somei Noh Stage. It is said to be the oldest Noh stage in Tokyoand the 8th largest in Japan, and is characterized by plum trees and the old pine tree painted on the Kagami Ita. There are also Noh-related lectures and regular and special exhibits featuring materials to share the beauty of Nohgaku.

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