The 41st Shimabara Castle Firelit Noh Play

In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shimabara Castle construction and the 20th anniversary of Hizen Shimabara Children’s Kyogen

The 41st Shimabara Castle Takigi Noh will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023.
This will be the first outdoor performance in five years, and will be held on the special Noh stage in front of the Shimabara Castle Keep, as has become tradition.


◎ Date and Time

Saturday, October 7, 2023
Doors open at 4:30 p.m., performance begins at 5:00 p.m.

◎ Place

Shimabara Castle Keep Square (Shimabara Bunka Kaikan in case of rain)

◎ Admission

Admission Free

◎ No admission fee

Part I Shimabara Kyogen

  • Hizen Shimabara Children’s Kyogen
  • Rituals: Fire-introduction ceremony

Part 2: Shimabara Castle Firelit Noh Play

  • Izumi-style Kyogen “Sanbon no Hashira (The Three Pillars)” Manroku Nomura
  • Kanze school dance “Yumi-Yawata (Yumi-Yawata)” Tetsuro Morimoto, “NOMIYA (The Wild Palace)” KIMASA KANZE
  • Kanze school Noh “Funabenkei (Funabenkei)” BANO Masamoto

Shimabara Castle Takigi Noh Play official website

◎ Inquiries

【Organizing Organization】
Organization: Shimabara Castle Takigi Noh Association
Address: 2-7217 Takashima, Shimabara-shi, Nagasaki 855-8555 (in Shimabara Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Phone: 0957-62-2411
URL :https://www.takiginou.jp/