On March 24, 2014 (Monday), Man Nomura, Noh actor, Chairman of the Japan Council of Performers Rights & Performing Arts Organization (Geidankyo) and who is also registered as a Living National Treasure of Japan, visited Kyushu University to give special lectures at Ohashi Campus.
This special lecture was given as a part of The Culture Hall Management Engineer Training Program(※). Mr. Nomura passionately talked about his life as a Noh actor and Japanese traditional performing arts. Students who wish to work at the theaters and halls as professional coordinators actively discussed how to carry on traditional culture and performing arts to future generations.
President Arikawa invited Mr. Nomura to the special reception room in Hakozaki Campus for a casual talk before the lecture. They had a brief conversation about the association between traditional art and education.
(※) The Culture Hall Management Engineer Training Program was selected by The Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan in the fiscal year 2013 as a “Program For the Promotion of Culture and Art by Utilizing University”.
(Top) Mr. Nomura at the lecture
(Bottom) Commemorative photo at the special reception room