National Noh Theatre_ Tokyo

Noh is Japan’s oldest form of theatre but this monument to the art looks far from archaic. Built in 1983 by Hiroshi Ohe, this theatre has a highly characteristic roof which seems to embody traditional Japanese sensibilities whilst giving it a modern edge. The roof appears slightly curved and features aluminium louvres all the way down. The building itself features many exhibition rooms and educational facilities and acts as a means of promotion for the art of Noh, as opposed to being only a theatre.

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