Born in Kyoto in 1974, Tadaki Hashimoto is the oldest son of Kanze-ryu Shite Isomichi Hashimoto. He made his first appearance on stage at the age of 3, and performed the lead role of “shite” at 10. He graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, with a degree from the Faculty of Music. Hashimoto studied Noh under his father and late Katayama Kuroemon IX (Yusetsu), who was recognized by the Japanese government as an Important Intangible Cultural Property. In 2001, he became an independent performer.
To promote Noh to a broader audience, Hashimoto has organized these traditional performances in non-traditional settings, like at shrines and temples and commercial facilities. In 2017, he held a workshop for ambassadors and diplomats from around the world to Japan, as well as participating in Roppongi Art Night.
Hashimoto is also enthusiastic about teaching Noh singing and dancing, offering lessons regularly around the country. His special passion is teaching young children so they can discover this amazing art in an authentic and engaging way.
Hashimoto is a visiting professor at Taisho University. He is recognized under the umbrella of Important Intangible Cultural Property (which is applicable to all Noh actors due to the importance of the art)