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Nōgaku (能楽) is one of the traditional styles of Japanese theater. It is composed of the lyric drama noh, and the comic theater kyōgen (狂言). Traditionally, both types of theatre are performed together, the kyōgen being interposed between the pieces of noh during a day of performances.[1]

Nôgaku Theatre
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Noh performance at Shinto shrine
CountryJapan
DomainsPerforming arts
Reference12
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Inscription history
Inscription2008 (3rd session)
ListRepresentative
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It has influenced the Bunraku, or Japanese puppet theatre as well as Kabuki.[2]

Nōgaku theatre was inscribed in 2008 by UNESCO on the List of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.[3]

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  1. ^ https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/nogaku-theatre-00012
  2. ^ "Nôgaku Theatre". UNESCO Culture Sector. Retrieved 2009-09-07.
  3. ^ https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/nogaku-theatre-00012

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