Noh is Japan's classic dance drama, a combination of literature, theatre and music. This CD features three major noh performances. Nohgaku hayashi (music) and the instruments of the nohkan (flute) and the kotsuzumi, otsuzumi and taiko drums. Yokyoku (singing) which developed from Buddhist chanting and has a special quality of grace and vibratos to add variety to the tone. Finally noh performance. The tracks are Nohgaku Hayashi 'Shishi', Yokyoku 'Hagoromo' (Hojo-ryu), and Noh 'Takasago' (Kanze-ryu).