The Honma Family’s Noh Stage

The headquarters of Sado Hosho School of Noh

Holding status as the centre of Noh in Sado is the Honma family, present-day grand master and the 18th head of Sado Hosho School. They have been playing a vital role in the promotion and popularization of Noh. Reconstructed in 1885, the Noh stage with its hipped, tiled roof (a Niigata Prefectural Tangible Folk Cultural Asset) has clay pots set under the floor to create good sound effects during performances. It is the most authentic among others in existence in Sado, and the only one that is privately owned. Regular Noh performances are held on the last Sunday in July every year.

  • Noh Stages
987 Agata, Sado, Niigata 952-3421
Contact Information
Sado Nohgaku Club & Honma Family Noh Society Secretariat:0259-23-2888
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 10 by car
Nearest bus stop
Honmake Nohbutaimae(Minamisen (South Line)) Approx. 0 minutes on foot from bus stop