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Chuson-ji Noh

中尊寺 薪能(平泉町)

Every year in mid-August, the traditional outdoor Noh stage at Hakusan Shrine is lit for an evening performance of Noh theater, a classic Japanese style of performing arts. Located within the hilltop complex of Chuson-ji Temple, the historically faithful stage was once praised by renowned German architect Bruno Taut for “its simple yet refined structure.”

A torch lighting ceremony is performed to set the mood, before the performances begin at dusk. The ethereal music and movements, illuminated by firelight on a summer night, create a singular experience. The specific program changes yearly, but always features two Noh plays and a kyogen comedy. Some longtime fans have attended every summer for decades, relishing the authenticity of the performances on a traditional stage.

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Inquiries
Ichinoseki Tourist Information Center 0191-23-2350, Hiraizumi Tourist Information Center 0191-46-2110
Access 1
Via RunRun loop bus, 10 minutes from Hiraizumi Station, then 15 minute walk within temple grounds
Access 2
22 minutes by #10 bus from Ichinoseki Station (Kokudo Minami line), then 15 minute walk within temple grounds
Access 3
13 minutes via rental cycle from Hiraizumi Station, then 15 minute walk within temple grounds
Access 4
35 minute walk from Hiraizumi Station
Access 5
5 minute drive from Hiraizumi-Maesawa Interchange, then 15 minute walk within temple grounds

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