Learn about Noh, Japanese classical music-drama, one of the first performing arts designated an Intangible Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (unesco). Fujii Masayuki, a principal actor for the Hosho School of Noh and an Important Intangible Cultural Property of Japan, discusses the history of Noh—with its often tragic and poetic plays—and demonstrates excerpts.
Elementary School (K-3),Elementary School (4-5),Middle School (6-8)
Lesson or Activity
Students will create their own books and stamps, and can inscribe poetry or good wishes on each others books. They will then take their books with them on a pilgrimage to the Asian Art Museum, the Japanese tea garden, or the beach, and record their impressions.