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Omiya Takigi Noh (Noh theater by firelight)

Let the ambient sounds of nature, accompanied by singing flutes and drums, whisk you back to classical Japan as you enjoy Noh and Kyogen theater by firelight right inside the grounds of Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa-jinja Shrine.

The Omiya Takigi Noh was first held in May 1982 in Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Jinja-shrine to commemorate the opening of the Tohoku and Joetsu Shinkansen lines and to promote local culture and create a new tourism attraction. This year will mark the 42nd of the event. This year’s event will be held with some renewed content as follows, including a change to all seats to reserved seating.
*NO English commentary or simultaneous interpretation will be provided during the performance.

Friday, May 12 – Saturday, May 13, 2023
7 PM- 9:30 PM (Noh performance starts at 7:35 PM)

Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa-jinja Shrine’s Buden
(court music pavilion inside the Romon tower gate)
*Cancelled only in case of heavy rain.

[Performance / Main Performer]

  • Friday, May 12
    Su-utai “Okina” / KOMPARU Norikazu (Komparu School)
    Kyogen “Funawatashimuko” / NOMURA Mansaku(Izumi School)
    Noh “Kakitsubata” / FUJINAMI Shigehiko (Kanze School)
  • Saturday, May 13
    Su-utai “Okina” / KOMPARU Yasuaki (Komparu School)
    Kyogen “Yobigoe” / NOMURA Mansai (Izumi School)
    Noh “Tomoe” / HONDA Mitsuhiro & HONDA Yoshiki (Komparu School)

[Schedule (on both dates)]
Open 6:30 PM
Su-utai, commentary, etc. 7 PM
Noh Performance 7:35 PM
Close(around) 9:30 PM

[Tickets] SOLD OUT
6600yen/ day (Approx. 760 seats on each day)
*All seats will be reserved, but tickets will be automatically issued by a machine, so it is not possible to purchase tickets while selecting seats. If you purchase multiple tickets, they will be issued consecutively.
*No seats with steps. All seats are pipe chair seats.
*Fees may apply depending on the way you purchase the ticket.
*In the event of cancellation, refunds will be made. Details will be announced separately.

[How to purchase tickets]
Tickets will be sold on the Internet or at Seven-Eleven stores according to the following schedule.

Internet Official ticket site
March 15 (Wed.) 10 AM- until sold out
-In-store Seven Ticket
March 23 (Thu.) 10 AM – until sold out

The brochure (in Japanese) is available as web data.
*There are no paper brochures available.
*Only available in Japanese.

[To enjoy Takigi Noh more! lecture] *All lectures will be given in Japanese.
-Date:  Friday, March 3, 10, 17, 2023
-Time: 2 PM-4 PM (Registration starts from 13:30)
-Place: Hikawa no Mori Culture Hall 2F Practice Room
-Instructors:HONDA Yoshiki(Komparu School)
March 3: Explanation of “Kakitsubata“, putting on Noh costumes, chanting, etc.
March 10: Explanation of “Tomoe“, putting on Noh costumes, chanting, etc.
March 17: Explanation of the highlights of Noh, the experience of shimai (Noh dance in plain clothes) and chanting, etc.
-Capacity: 60 people each (first-come-first-served basis)
-Admission: Free of charge
-Hosted by: Omiya Nohgaku Kenkyukai
-What to bring: White tabi socks or white socks

Event Detail


Friday, May 12 - Saturday, May 13, 2023
7 PM- 9:30 PM (Noh performance starts at 7:35 PM)


Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa-jinja Shrine

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