Special Noh Performance

Mori Art Museum Second Anniversary Event:
"The Hawk Princess,"
Performed as Part of Hiroshi Sugimoto: End of Time

At the beginning of the 20th century, Irish poet W.B. Yeats obtained copies of Noh plays translated from Japanese by Ernest Fenollosa, which ifluenced his work greatly and inspired him to write, in particular, The Hawk’s Well (Taka no Ido). At the end of the Second World War the work found its way back to Japan and was adapted again, this time back into a Noh, by Yokomichi Mario. It was called The Hawk Princess (Takahime), and was unique in that it combined elements of traditional Japanese and Celtic literature.
Here The Hawk Princess will be performed on a special stage constructed in cypress as part of the Mori Art Museum’s Hiroshi Sugimoto retrospective. The stage will be surrounded by photographs from one of the artist’s best-known series, Seascapes, which will make the stage appear as a deserted island on a variegated sea.
The play will feature some of the best Noh actors working today: Kanze Tetsunojo (old man), Asami Masakuni (The Hawk Princess) and Nomura Mansai (Cuhulin).


Kanze Tetsunojo
Asami Masakuni
Nomura Mansai
and others

Dates: 19 (Wed.), 20 (Thu.), October 2005, from 19:30 (doors open at 19:00)
(Note: The Mori Art Museum will be closed all day on 19 Oct., and will close at 17:00 on 20 Oct.)
Venue: Special Stage within the Mori Art Museum
(Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 53F)
(incl. tax)
A Seats: 10,000 yen
B Seats 6,000 yen
Organizer: Mori Art Museum
Supported by: Tessen-kai
Author: Yokomichi Mario
Art Director: Sugimoto Hiroshi

Booking and purchasing tickets

Tickets for both performances have now sold out.

[1] Book using the form below, email or fax.

[2 a] If your booking was successful you will be sent a notification by email with the title: "Booking Complete (Booking number:)" *This notification is important, so please read it carefully.
*If you do not have an email address you will be notified via other means.

[2 b] If your booking was not successful you will be sent a notification by email informing you of that fact. You may try booking again, on a different date, or for a different type of seat.

[3] If your booking was successful your tickets can be collected from 27 September until 5pm of the day of the performance at the Museum Information (on the 3rd floor of the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower). Payment must be by cash. Further details will be included in the notice sent to successful applicants.

Booking form

Tickets for both performances have now sold out.

Unclaimed and cancelled tickets will be sold from 18:00 on each day at the Museum Information (3F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower).
Please note that in the event that all tickets are claimed and none are cancelled, there will be no tickets available at these times.

* Unclaimed and cancelled tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis, from 18:00.
* No telehone enquiries will be accepted regarding the availability of unclaimed tickets, as this will not be known until the day.

Access to the Mori Art Museum

Please read the following before booking:

* Make sure you have written the number of seats you would like in the appropriate box above.
* The total number of seats booked by one person cannot exceed four. You may book any type of seat.
* Bookings will close as soon as tickets run out. Please note that your booking is not completed until you receive a notice via email or other means informing you that your booking has been successful.
* It is not possible to book seats in a particular position within the gallery. Seating location and arrangement will be determined by the organizers. Requests for seat changes will not necessarily be accommodated.
* If you have booked for more than one seat, there is a chance that your seats will not be next to each other.
* Bookings may also be made by e-mail or fax from 17 September. Be sure to state clearly "Seating Request for The Hawk Princess" your name, address, contact details (telephone, fax numbers, email address), as well as the date and type of seat for which you would like to book.
E-mail: ppevent@mori.art.museum
Fax: 03-6406-9351
* Please use an e-mail address accessible from a personal computer - without a limit on the number of characters.
* If you would like to change the time or type of seat that you booked please re-book.
* Please note that the Mori Art Museum will be closed on Wednesday, 19 October and will close at 5pm on Thursday 20 October.

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