Tsukioka Kogyo, One Hundred Noh Plays: Shakkyo, 1922,
Japanese wood block print, 15 in. x 10 1/8 in.,
Aoki Endowment, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Kabuki, Noh and Bunraku are types of theater—each distinct, all indispensable in the Japanese tradition of dramatic expression. The exhibition On Stage: Japanese Theater Prints and Costumes (Kabuki, Bunraku & Noh), at the Williamson Gallery of Scripps College, offers a rich, many-faceted view of late 19th c. to mid-20th c. theatrical performance in Japan. Woodblock prints and vintage photographs as well as costumes and masks will be included in the exhibition, which begins Oct. 29 and runs through Dec. 17, 2016. The opening at the Williamson, from 7 to 9 pm, features live music and light refreshments. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
This exhibition is part of a greater salute to Noh theater at Scripps and Pomona Colleges, with several events taking place at Scripps on Oct. 29, such as a Noh panel at the Clark Humanities Museum at 1 pm and Noh performance at Scripps Balch Auditorium at 3 pm. That same day, Imagined Sceneries, a musical work by Dr. Koji Nakano featuring voice, koto, percussion and electronic soundscapes will be performed at Scripps Clark Humanities Museum from 4:45 to 5:15 pm, followed by a reception. These events are open to the public and admission is free. For more information about the Onstage exhibition, please go to rcwg.scrippscollege.edu or call (909) 607-4690. The gallery is open from 12 to 5 pm, Wed. through Sun. during exhibitions. Admission is free.
For more information on Noh Theater at Scripps and Pomona Colleges, please visit http://www.scrippscollege.edu/events/community/noh-theater-at-the-claremont-colleges