About the Nomura Family of Izumi School Kyogen
One of the three styles (Yamawaki, Nomura, Miyake) of the Izumi School, the Nomura Family performed Kyogen at various locations for the Owari Tokugawa family and Higo Hosokawa family throughout the Edo period (1776-1868). After the Meiji Restoration (1868), the school overcame the perils of earthquakes and wars and is the only school in the Kyogen world to be succeeded to Matasaburo Nobuhiro Nomura XIII without extinction or interruption. After the War, the headquarters was relocated to Nagoya, a place closely connected with the troupe.
Led by Matasaburo Nobuyuki Nomura XIV, the troupe performs, promotes, and teaches the art to a wide range of generations.