Kotei (The Emperor) | Makura Jido (Chrysanthemum Boy)

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Kotei (The Emperor)

ThursdayDecember 17:30 pmlocal_activity
SaturdayDecember 37:30 pm

Makura Jido (Chrysanthemum Boy)

FridayDecember 27:30 pmcontact_support

local_activity Followed by a ticketed soirée
contact_support Followed by an artist Q&A

Prominent members from the Kita Noh School, including Akiyo Tomoeda, Living National Treasure designated by the Japanese government, perform two works from noh theater’s classical repertoire: Kotei (The Emperor) and Makura Jido (Chrysanthemum Boy)—two pieces meant to be a prayer to hasten the end of the pandemic and celebrate health and longevity. Set in the Tang Dynasty in China, Kotei tells the story of the deity Shoki, who rescues the ailing Empress Yang Guifei and pledges his allegiance to Emperor Xuanzong. Also set in China, Makura Jido is about a boy who has joyfully lived for 700 years by drinking an immortal elixir from the dew of a chrysanthemum leaf. The boy reveals that the dew has created a pool in the valley, which has become the headspring for medicinal water.

Performed in Japanese with English supertitles.

Performance + Soirée Tickets: $95 / $76 members
Performance Only Tickets: $72 / $58 members

A pre-performance lecture by Princeton University Professor Thomas Hare begins one hour prior to the start of each show.

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