Arashiyama (play)

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The god of Mt. Yoshino, from the play Arashiyama, as depicted in a 1920s print by Tsukioka Kôgyô
  • Japanese: 嵐山 (Arashiyama)

Arashiyama is a Noh play in which the deity of Mt. Yoshino and those of the mountain's cherry trees reveal themselves and dance.

The actor performing the role of the chief mountain deity wears a gold mask, white wig, and lavish costume with billowing folds of cloth, exaggerating his size and stage presence.


  • Gallery labels, "Tsukioka Kôgyo: Selected works from the series 'One Hundred Noh Plays,'" Santa Barbara Museum of Art, February 2014.