« 2017. #6 (138)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 6 (138), 1591—1600

UDK 75.03 (520)


Received 12.12.2017


Rybalko Svitlana, PHD in Art Studies, professor, Head of the Department of Art, Literary Studies and Linguistics of the Kharkiv State Academy of Culture

Bursatskyi uzviz, 4, Kharkiv, 61057, Ukraine,

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Abstract. Ritual and artistic components of Japanese Noh theatre are pointed out in the article. Means of preserving and handing down of this unique cultural tradition, actions to promote Nogaku art in Japan and in the world are highlighted. The role of Noh theatre in the dialogue of cultures is emphasized. International programs on the study of Nogaku art are highlighted.

Keywords: Noh theatre, Japanese culture, traditional theatre, Japanese art, ritual, dialogue of cultures.


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