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Event Details

Japanese Noh Mask carving demonstration

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 , 15:00 to 16:30
Room EH009, Elvet Hill House

A rare opportunity to view a Japanese Noh Mask carving demonstration, with mask maker Hideta Kitazawa.

Hideta Kitazawa is a second-generation Japanese woodcarving artist who began studying under his woodcarver father Kitazawa Ikkyō. Becoming an independent wood carver and mask maker in 1997, Kitazawa Hideta has since created masks for noh plays performed throughout the world.

Mr Kitazawa will give a practical demonstration of the carving techniques used to craft these distinctive and beautiful pieces as well as discussing the different types of Noh mask and their design.

This is a rare opportunity to learn, at first hand, more about this distinctive Japanese tradition from a highly skilled practitioner of the younger generation.

This event is free of charge and there is no need to book. This demonstration will be held in lecture room EH009, Elvet Hill House, adjacent to the Oriental Museum. It is suitable for older children and adults.

Sponsored by the Japan Foundation in partnership with the ‘Noh time like the present...’ Project Creative Team.

Contact: oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk