noh: to purify souls

"It's better not think of us, Noh actors, as artists," says Kazafusa Hosho, 20th generation head of the Hosho School which has  been upholding Noh traditions for more than 600 years. "Instead, think of us as psychiatrists."

"The purpose of Noh is to stop people and make them think. Reconnect them with their subconsciousness. "

"Noh is akin to prayer. It allows you to purify your soul. Deal with your demons and negative emotions."