Daizen Shrine Takigi (bonfire) Noh and Sagiryu Kyogen Performances

Enjoy two kinds of traditional performing arts at one time at Daizen Shrine Noh Stage

The Noh stage on the grounds of Daizen Shrine is said to be the oldest one still in existence in Sado. It is one of the four Noh stages in the Kuninaka area where Noh performances have been regularly held. The Noh stage features kagami-ita (a back wall) with a painting of a pine tree and the sun. Noh is performed every year, dedicated to the gods, along with Sagiryu Kyogen.

Kyogen is usually performed as a comic interlude between Noh acts, and there are three schools: Okuraryu, Izumiryu and Sagiryu. Sagiryu has been passed down in only three places in Japan: Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Kanzaki City (Chiyoda-cho), Saga Prefecture, and Sado. Kyogen steadily declined in popularity during the Meiji Period (1868-1912), and Sagiryu Kyogen in Sado once ceased all together in the middle of the 20th century. In the 1970s and 1980s, a successor of Sagiryu Kyogen was discovered in the Mano area, and it was reinvigorated thereafter. Today, the Sado Sagiryu Kyogen Study Group has been striving to pass down and spread the art form.

  • Noh Performances
Starting time
Event site
Daizen Shrine Noh Stage
562-1 Takeda, Sado, Niigata 952-0302
Contact Information
+81-0259-27-5000(Sado Tourism Association)
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 30 by car
Liner Bus
2022 Takigi Noh Liner Bus (Capacity: 40, Fare: 500 yen)
<Outbound>Depart Sawata Bus Station at 18:05 - Hotel Yahatakan - Tabi no Hotel - Ryotsu Yamaki Hotel - Hotel Shiiya - Sado Kamoko Onsen Kohan no Yado Yoshidaya - Oyado Kagetsu - Jugetsukan Hotel - Minami Ryokan - Arrive at Shiizaki Suwa Shrine at 19:16
<Return> Depart Shiizaki Suwa Shrine at 20:40 - Minami Ryokan - Jugetsukan Hotel - Sado Kamoko Onsen Kohan no Yado Yoshidaya - Oyado Kagetsu - Hotel Shiiya - Ryotsu Yamaki Hotel - Tabi no Hotel - Hotel Yahatakan - Arrive at Sawata Bus Station at 21:51
*The fare is 500 yen for either one-way or round trip. (Fare for children: 250 yen)
*Please reserve your seat on the Takigi Noh Liner Bus by 17:00 on the day before.
*Reservations will be accepted until all seats on the liner bus (40 seats) are filled.
*The arrival time at each point may be delayed depending on traffic and customers' getting-on-and-off time.(The liner bus stops at designated locations for customers with reserved seats only.)
*The departure time of the return trip is subject to change depending on the ending time of the event.
*To reserve your seat on the liner bus, please call Niigata Kotsu Sado at 0259-52-3200.(opening times 9:00~17:00)
*The performance programme is subject to change. The venue, also, may be changed in case of rain. Please contact Sado Tourism Association for details.

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