Noh flutist and one of Japan’s Living National Treasures Jiro Fujita was giving a workshop in Uzbekistan, while Japan was hit by the earthquake. Not able to return, Fujita stayed in Uzbekistan for several weeks and felt he was hosted with great kindness and was immensely inspired by the beauty of Samarkand. He made a decision to return and offer two special performances dedicated to the people and the place.
Noh is a major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 13th century.
Filmed by Itai Keshet