《 PROFILE 》

 

 

Miki MIYAUCHI ( Mickey )

The master Noh practitioner from the Kanze school

 

 

When I engaged as a government officer in 2002, I went to the Noh theater, for the first time for me, to deliber the document to my boss, saying might as well watch the entertainment. 

My first impression to it was “Actors wouldn't move at all !”“Terribly roaring in a low voice !”, I couldn't understand at all.

I thought, in my bed, it's said this boring Noh has been continued over 650 years, so I'd like to know the reason why.

The next day I tried to got a Noh lesson; singing and dancing of Noh performance.

I surprisingly awared Noh has  all kind of Japanese sensitivity such as;

 

the sense of beauty

the belief to the nature

the morality of royalty, duty, and Japanese chivalry

the essence of Buddhism and  Shinto (the way of belief to the Deity)

the sense of transience of life

 

I was absolutely possessed by its profoundness, I couldn't stop myself from longing for investigating something true of mentioned above, and for being a Noh practitioner for the rest of my life.

I submitted the resignation to become a disciple of late Kyuma Hashioka,the great master Noh practitioner.

To be proffessional, it needs to do my teacher's dailycare, doing all kinds of households living with my teacher for about 8 years. 

After ascetic practices to become a Noh actor, I stepped on preem as an expert in 2011.

 

I've been acting energetically such as performing on the stage, lecturing, to introduce even one about the excellence of Noh.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

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〈Photo: Noh "Shakkyo (The Stone bridge)" 〉

A lion, messenger of Manjusri Bodhisattva, coming to the monk, playing with gorgeous, fragrant peony flowers. After dancing a lion dance, the lion returns to his designated position, which is the carrier of Manjusri Bodhisattva.

This piece describes auspiciousness and includes a unique lion dance.
The highlight is the extraordinary gorgeousness of the dance, fill the audience with brightness and briskness. Since even novices to the Noh art can straightforwardly enjoy this piece, it was performed to entertain distinguished guests from overseas.