Growth of Japanese Culture
A Golden Age of Literature and Drama
Summarized by Aksel Swennumson
In the 600s Japanese Drama was first used. It started with people doing religious dances. In 1300s Noh started. Noh plays were usually folks and legends being retold.
Actors wore painted wood mask to show emotion. Costumes and music were used to tell the story. Only men were in the plays. In the 1600s another style of drama called kabuki. It combines singing and dancing with heavy makeup and complex costumes.
Kashu-Juku Noh Theater