Sunday, June 23, 2024




On June 2nd, we had a Noh event at my cafe, and we also exhibited Noh masks made by Mr. Yukihiko Nakano who is honorary chief priest at Taga Taisha.

Mr. Nakano is 88 years old and after retiring from being a Shinto priest he started making Noh masks. He also has been busy as a branch director of Omotesenke school of tea ceremony in Shiga prefecture. Since he is a resident of Taga, he often stops by my cafe in the middle of his walk and gives a small talk to me as someone who doesn't know very much about Taga Taisha and old Japanese customs. Everybody who knows Mr. Nakano loves and respects him.

The exhibition of Noh masks continues till the end of June. Please come and appreciate them.