Toshima's annual noh performance is known for staging some of the more popular plays in the genre canon, and for this 30th anniversary edition they'll be focusing on a motif that has been enthralling noh enthusiasts since the olden days: yokai (ghosts or phantoms). The all-star cast includes noh heavyweights such as Yoshimasa Kanze, Manzo Nomura, Man Nomura and many more. Things are set to kick off with a brief shimai play, 'Nue', and then move on to 'Kusabira', a spat of kyogen which is about a mushroom and a mountain spirit who go on an adventure (Amsterdam-style haze-induced references not included). The highlight, however, is 'Tsuchigomi', a light piece of noh that's relatively easy to understand even for first-time viewers. There will be real-time Japanese-into-English commentary available via tablets installed by some of the seats. See ticketing details in English here.