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Mirrors of the Mind: The Noh Masks of Otsuki Koukun

October 14-December 11, 2017
Pavilion Gallery & Tanabe Gallery
Regular Garden Hours
Included with Garden Admission

In October, thirty hand-carved Noh masks by Otsuki Koukun and eight elegant brocade costumes from the traditional silk looms of Orinasu-kan in Kyoto bring the elusive world of Noh drama to Portland in the exhibition Mirrors of the Mind: The Noh Masks of Otsuki Koukun.

The exhibition is highlighted by performances by Living National Treasure Noh actor Kawamura Haruhisa during the opening days of the exhibition. A demonstration of Noh mask carving will be presented by Mr. Ohtsuki, who will also be present for exhibition’s opening days.

This aristocratic form of theater art is vastly different from the exuberant peoples’ art form of Kabuki.