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The dragon (left) and tiger (right) facing off against one another, in a 1920s print by Tsukioka Kôgyô, from his series "One Hundred Noh Plays."
  • Japanese: 龍虎 (ryouko)

Ryôko (lit. "Dragon and Tiger") is a fifth-category (kiri Noh) Noh play. Meant to serve as the brief but exciting conclusion to a full program of Noh plays, it features a fight between a tiger and a dragon, supposedly taking place in a bamboo grove somewhere in China.


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