“Shimai” means performing one of the scenes without masks or costumes, but with “Utai”, and “Utai” means the singing part of the music.
Noh is the Japanese traditional art that originated 600 years ago, and its spirituality and beauty will get to the core of people’s hearts, inspiring the audience. In addition, there are many works featuring Japanese classical literature or “Waka” (a 31-syllable Japanese poem), and various beautiful Japanese words are included in “Utai.” The language consists of many layers of meaning and the character’s minds in “Utai” show the audience a profound world. Therefore, Noh has influenced not only fine arts, craft arts, and literatures, but also numerous Japanese cultures.
Noh is the fusion of arts that sufficiently includes the elements of arts, literature, and fine arts. How about deepening your understanding of Noh by learning “Shimai” and “Utai”? This lesson is also recommended for those who want to learn Japanese traditional art, Japanese mannerisms, or improve the demeanor in wearing Kimono. If you are interested, you can observe a lesson, so please contact us via phone or email.
The lesson will be held on a stage for practice called “Shokyokaku” inside Jyodo-ji Temple in the Sakyo ward of Kyoto city. The lesson is also held in Murasakakino, Kyoto City, Kameoka City, Okayama Prefecture, Mita Tokyo or Tottori Prefecture, so please visit the studios if you live nearby and are interested.
こどもお稽古Lesson for KIDS
小さな頃からはじめる日本の伝統芸能Starting traditional Japanese art at a young age
The lessons for children are offered at a studio in Shokyokaku in Kyoto, Kameoka City, or Mita Tokyo.
Children will be ingrained with the traditional beautiful Japanese mannerism, form and postures by starting lessons at a young age. Even though there are many challenging movements, such as the movement using the Noh form or a fan in the lesson for “Shimai”, it seems easier for children to start than for adults because they learn things by moving their bodies.
It is fundamental to let your voice out in “Utai” lessons. For children who love to speak, they repeat the pronunciation of difficult lyrics of “Utai” so they acquire the words naturally.
Please contact us once since we are accepting children, both girls and boys, from 3 years old.
1科目 8,000円/月2回〜1 lesson: ¥8,000/ twice a month ～
10,000円（初回のみ）¥10,000 (First time only)
＊The lesson fee varies depending on the studio. Please contact us for more details.
＊You can take two courses, both “Shimai” and “Utai”.
前の月に日程を決める変動予約制です。Variable booking system which you can decide the date a month before.
持ち物What to bring
You’ll need a pair of Tabi socks and a fan for Noh.
You’ll need to purchase a textbook for the “Utai” lesson.
You can record the sound or videotape the lesson to practice on your own, so please bring the recording device if needed.
松響会では、お弟子さんによる能、舞囃子、仕舞、謡曲が発表されます。A recital for candidates who want to participate is held every spring in Kyoto Kanze Kaikan.
Noh, Maibayashi, Shimai, and Utai songs are performed by the pupils in Shokyokai.