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Updated: September 30, 2019

Noh Costumes and Kabuki Costumes 能装束と歌舞伎衣裳

Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Shinjuku Bunka Quint Building, 3-22-7 Yoyogi, Shibuya City, Tokyo
2019-10-7 - 2019-11-29

Introducing the appeal of noh and kabuki through costume

Noh flourished during the Edo period, when it was designated as the official ceremonial performing art of the shogunate government. Its gaudy, elaborate costumes convey the luxurious extravagance of the feudal lords. In the same period, the bright costumes of kabuki that drew the eye had a major influence on the lives of city dwellers. This exhibition displays the museum’s collections of mainly Edo and Meiji era noh costumes alongside modern kabuki costumes belonging to Shochiku Costume Company. It showcases the charms of two traditional performing arts which are still much-loved today, by throwing a spotlight on the clothing intrinsic to them.

How to Get There

  • Shinjuku Station | Exit O1 | 1 min on foot
    JR Lines | Toei Shinjuku Line | Oedo Line | Keio New Line


Opening Hours

  • 10:00-16:30
    *Open until 19:00 on October 11 and November 15
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Sundays
    *Open November 3 and November 4
    *Closed October 14, October 22, November 6 through November 8 and November 23




*Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • Elevator | Disabled parking | Automatic doors | Accessible restrooms | Wheelchair loan | Accessible communication formats |

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