Yugen: The Hidden Beauty of Japan

The ancient Japanese art of Noh meets new technology in Yugen: The Hidden Beauty of Japan. This bold melding of the age-old Japanese theatre form and 21st century 3D scenography in Japan’s latest art development will premiere at the Asian Civilisations Museum’s River Nights 2016.

Created by renowned director Amon Miyamoto and scenographer Shutaro Oku, travel into the fugitive world of Yugen, where nature unfolds with special 3D glasses mounted on an Omote Noh mask.

Step into the mysterious world of Yugen and savour glimpses of profound beauty of nature with Noh actors performing the extraordinary lions’ dance Shakkyo and the celestial maiden’s dance Hagoromo, set against a rich visual tapestry.

An original theatrical experience under the night sky not to be missed!

Co-presented by Japan Foundation
Co-produced by CultureLink Singapore

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Creative Team

Supervisor: Keiichiro Tsuchiya
Director: Amon Miyamoto
3D Movie Director: Shutaro Oku
Animation Designer: Tatsuro Hirasawa
Technical Assistance (3D movie): Fukuchi Laboratory (Meiji University, Tokyo)
Composer: Yutaka Fukuoka
Stage Designer: Hiroko Oshima
Lighting Designers: Harumi Fujimoto, Mitsuhisa Ogaki
Sound Designer: Atsushi Tagami
Assistant Director: Moeko Yamazaki
Production Manager: Michio Tomoi



Shakkyo (Lion’s Dance)
White Lion: Shigehiko Fujinami
Red Lion: Kojiro Sumi

Hagoromo (Maiden’s Dance)
Maiden: Yoshinari Shimizu

Man: Kazuki Takase
Young Man: Ryuji Aigase


Production Team

Administrator: Junichi Tsuchiya
Production Assistance: Naoko Suzuki, Hiromi Yamakawa, WM Inc.

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28 & 29 Oct 2016, Fri & Sat
8pm & 9:30pm
ACM Green


Noh Theatre Workshop
29 Oct 2016, Sat
Ngee Ann Auditorium