Fun Link Friday: Olympics meets Noh

A quickie Fun Link Friday for you all today! Those who have been following the 2020 Tokyo Olympics carefully probably know that their social media campaign is “Make the Beat,” inviting people to post to social media with the hashtag #2020beat to get amped up for the games.

Recently a video was released with a somewhat special take on the beat– a performance by the Olympic mascots with a traditional noh theater performer. You can see the brief advertisement below:

This video maybe should come as no surprise though, given that the famous kyogen actor Nomura Mansai will be directing the opening and closing ceremonies. Do we have more premodern arts to look forward to in the upcoming games? I hope so!

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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