To celebrate the Olympics traveling from Rio to Tokyo, Japanese traditional arts Noh Theater will interpret, for the first time, a legendary story from Brazil’s cultural heritage Cordel literature. In ‘Hell Says Noh’, the famous outlaw Lampiao, portrayed by renowned Noh theater actor Naohiko Umewaka, attempts to enter hell only to be rejected entry by Satan. The ensuing battle will feature Karate and Brazilian martial art Capoeira, accompanied by Brazilian percussion.
Audience members will also be able to participate in talk sessions and cultural workshops on Cordel, Noh, Karate and Capoeira.
The play will take place on November 23 and 24, at 2pm and 5pm, at Panasonic Center Tokyo. Tickets will be free.