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Some nice gift options

I went here solely to purchase some Japanese gifts - they have jewellery, ceramics etc. What was... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Alison S
Newbury, United Kingdom
More than a museum

I enjoyed this much more than the contemporary art museum. The ladies explained the various types... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Amanda G
via mobile
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1-2-25 Hirosaka, Kanazawa 920-0962, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-220-2790
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I was quite disappointed by this small museum. It has potential and should take its mission more seriously and more openly. Noh is a widely underappreciated and misunderstood performing art. And no one will understand it better by visiting this place. Notwithstanding a few explanations...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

I went here solely to purchase some Japanese gifts - they have jewellery, ceramics etc. What was nice was that many were by specific artists which added a more personal touch to the mass produced variety

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I enjoyed a brief visit, and the materials on the second floor looked very nice. I was disappointed that I could not take souvenir photos of my visit to the second floor to show other people. There were relatively few helpful English signs upstairs, unfortunately....More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

I had so much fun in this place!!! "Noh" is a highly ritualized Japanese theatre genre, combining music, dance and drama, dating back to the 14th century. You can watch a video showing performance excerpts. Take a look at the collection of wooden masks, and...More

Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed this much more than the contemporary art museum. The ladies explained the various types of masks and the rituals involved with performing. They even dressed me up in costume! It was a really fun experience and the exhibit upstairs was a great contrast...More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 7 May 2017

As a retired theatre person and one interested in Noh theatre this is a highlight on my trip to Kanazawa. We got to put on Noh masks and pace the stage area of Noh Theatre a very specialised form of theatre - the court theatre....More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The recent addition of 2017 paintings to the collection has added spice to what is considered a valuable national asset. So many beautiful and colourful costumes, as well well crafted masks. The entry fee is 300¥ (250¥ if you have the Hokutetsu Bus One Day...More

Thank Dale T
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We went to this museum and my wife got dressed as a performer, smiling all the way through as two ladies dressed her. We then went up to the second floor to read and see all about it.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The museum is located a short walk from the Contemporary Art Museum and is worth a visit if you have some spare time and are in the area. It's very small but informative.

Thank SPS S
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I would agree with other contributors that unless you are a keen follower of Noh as an art form then you could give this a miss if time is tight. That said Noh is a large part of historic Japanese culture so we thought our...More

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