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Japanese Atmosphere in Akureyri

Costumes and examples of textile design from Japan’s Noh Theater will be on display in Ketilshús Gallery in Akureyri, northeast Iceland, on November 28 and 30. Earlier this week the costumes were displayed in Reykjavík.

Noh is one of Japan’s most important cultural heritage and its history spans 600 years. The Noh Theater was favored by samurai warriors, who carried this form of art between the 14th and 19th century.

The costumes that the actors wear are very delicate and are characterized by Japanese aesthetics. The costumes are very colorful and the fabric is dyed using special herbs and other natural ingredients.

The exhibitions are organized by the Japanese Embassy in Iceland in cooperation with the National Library of Iceland, the Akureyri Artists’ Alley Culture Center and the Iceland-Japan Association.

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