Unmasking Noh: The Art of Noh Mask-Making with Hideta Kitazawa

Hideta Kitazawa painting a noh mask

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How to transform a solid block of 'Hinoki' (Japanese Cypress) into a beautiful noh mask

Join us to discover the art of classical and contemporary noh mask-making with world renowned master Hideta Kitazawa.

Mask maker and Shinto Temple carver Hideta Kitazawa has been making masks for both classical and contemporary noh for more than two decades. Kitazawa is also a Shinto shrine and Buddhist temple woodcarver following in the footsteps of his father, Ikkyou Kitazawa, one of the foremost Edo-style woodcarvers.

After graduating from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (1991) with a major in forestry studies, he studied intensively with his father and then later branched out to study noh mask-making. He has won two major awards for his work: The Outstanding Young Artisan Award for Tokyo in 1997 and the Yokohama Noh Drama Theatre Director’s Prize for maskmaking in 2003. 

In collaboration with Between the Stones


Name: Unmasking Noh: The Art of Noh Mask-Making with Hideta Kitazawa
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £11.00
Member: £11.00
Student: £5.50
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Disabled: £5.50
Under 18: £5.50
Senior (60+): £9.50
Young Person (18-25): £5.50
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