28th November 2015
Conferment of the Japanese Ambassador's Commendation Award
on Mr. Shigeyuki Noma
The Japanese Paper Drama (KAMISHIBAI) Performer
|On 28th November 2015, His Excellency Haruhisa Takeuchi, Ambassador of Japan to Singapore conferred the Japanese Ambassador's Commendation Award to Mr. Shigeyuki Noma, who is a Japanese Paper Drama (KAMISHIBAI) Performer. This commendation is presented to Mr.Shigeyuki Noma for his significant contributions toward promotion of the cultural exchange between Japan and Singapore for past 15 years through his performances of the Japanese Paper Drama (KAMISHIBAI).
Mr. Noma, 75 years old, has been performing the Japanese Paper Drama (KAMISHIBAI) under the name of “Nomarin’s KAMISHIBAI Theater” immediately after his retirement in 2001 from Primary School in Kanazawa. From 2002 onwards, he has been performing 200 to 250 times annually, and the total number of his performances has now reached 3,600 on 20th November 2015.
Mr. Noma has not only been performing his paper drama in Japan, but also performing in overseas such as Singapore, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Canada and UK. Since 2001 onwards, Mr. Noma has been invited annually by the Japanese Association (JA) in Singapore where he has been performing, and also at the Japanese School and the Japanese Kindergarten. From 2006 onwards, he has extended his performance to public libraries in Singapore. This year marks the 15th year of his paper drama performance in Singapore. On 29th November 2015, his performance will be held in Regional Library of Clementi and Bukit Batok.
On top of paper drama performances, after his establishment of the “Noma Hyoshigi (Wooden Clappers)” on August 2000 in Ishikawa, he has been actively conducting lectures on how to perform a paper drama as well. In Singapore, his lecture on performing paper drama has been held at Japan Creative Centre (JCC) in November 2013.
The Japanese Ambassador's Commendation Award is awarded by the Ambassador of Japan to Singapore to individuals who have made a long-term contribution in promoting friendly relationship between Japan and Singapore.
Mr. Shigeyuki Noma