UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Special Exhibition The World of Traditional Performing Arts: Kabuki, Bunraku, Noh and Kyogen, Gagaku, Kumi-odoriArt and Cultural Treasures
- Hyokeikan, Tokyo National Museum
- January 7-March 13, 2022
Five of Japan’s traditional performing arts are registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage – Kabuki, Bunraku, Nohgaku, Gagaku, and Kumi Odori. For the first time ever, this exhibition allows visitors to experience these five performing arts. The exhibition demonstrates the unique beauty of each of these arts, along with the techniques and skills that support them.
In each of the exhibition rooms, as well as stages that have been reproduced and which visitors can actually stand upon to experience first-hand the distinctive worldviews of each of the traditional arts, items such as costumes, props and musical instruments that are used in actual performances are also on display.
This exhibition revises some parts of the contents of the special exhibition that was suspended in 2020 to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.