SHITE: UDAKA TATSUSHIGE
With the permission of Kongo Hisanori-sensei, the 26th head of the Kongo school,
I would like to announce that I will have the first performance in my life
hosted by myself.
Noh Theatre has its long history of being performed for about 650 years.
I think this long history has been the continuance of a moment of “ICHIGO ICHIE
(Treasure every meeting, for it will never recur)” which has been created by the
actors who tried to express the aesthetic and splendor of the stage, and the
audiences who found out this interesting.
I am still a youngster in this world of Noh Theatre. However, during these 30
years from my first performance which I stood on the stage without knowing
anything, I gradually getting realized the attraction of Noh Theatre gazing long
at each master’s back and their look toward the stage.
The 30 years to the future from now on, as one of the member of the actors who
express the splendor of Noh Theatre, I would like to devote my life to the
pursuit of my faith to have a performance that could be interesting enough for
the audience to see.
I wish, from bottom of my heart, to create the future of the Noh Theatre with
you, who would come to see this Tatsushigenokai performance, accumulating the
moment of “ICHIGO ICHIE” together.
As the first step of this long and beautiful journey, I would like to perform
very challenging play, HIRAKI of the Noh “MOCHIZUKI”, with the support from all
the master who taught me the attraction of Noh Theatre.