JPARC Home Page

JPARC (Japanese Performing Arts Research Consortium) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website and databases.

JPARC invites you to access the nōgaku (Noh theater studies) section of the new website : jparc.online/nogaku

JPARC aims to provide researchers, students, teachers, and theatre practitioners with high-quality materials and up-to-date scholarship on Japanese performing arts. It supports:

  1. Databases that collect and display multimedia materials related to performance, such as masks, costumes, stage properties, illustrations, and photographs of staged productions.
  2. A website presenting textual and multimedia content organized by performance type, each with modules on history, performance elements, plays, playwrights, performers, and historical illustrations.

This older JPARC site includes sections for the analysis of certain topics, multimedia articles, and reference materials such as glossaries, bibliographies, browsing indexes, and timelines. Modules are collections of Web pages devoted to a specific topic such as important theatrical figures or readings and productions of a single piece. For a tour of this site, see the video Welcome to JPARC!

Selected JPARC Sections

Reference Resources

Prints - Kabuki Playbills
歌舞伎・浄瑠璃 番付
ehon banzuke

 

Kabuki Dance Techniques
歌舞伎舞踊

Bandō Kotoji performing Tadanobu


Noh as Performance
能とその演出
noh stage performing Akogi

 

Intro to Bunraku
文楽入門
Bunraku puppet and puppeteer

Japanese Theatre in Russia

Russian program for kabuki, 1928

Playwrights - Zeami
世阿弥
Public Noh in 19th Century
勧進能  
Bangai Noh Plays
番外謡曲

All sections in JPARC use materials from the Global Performing Arts Database (GloPAD), a multilingual, Web-accessible database of media and information on the performing arts. Follow links to view records for individual images, videos, piece or person names, or production records on the http://www.glopad.org" title="GloPAD" target="_blank">GloPAD public interface.

All sections on JPARC can be reached using the menu on the sidebar to the left.

 

Go to GloPACGo to GloPAD (database)