Kyogen is Japan's oldest form of theatre. It is closely associated with Noh drama and was originally performed between the acts of Noh theatre. But while Noh themes are mostly solemn, Kyogen presents a comical or satirical view of everyday situations. Orginating from the Muramachi Period of the 14th Century, the humorous stories in Kyogen theatre are derived from typical domestic quarrels and situations. The Shigeyama family has been performing Kyogen for over 400 years. During their North American tour, with shows at the Smithsonian Freer Gallery in Washington D.C. and at the University of Chicago's International House, the Okura School will perform "Kaki Yamabushi" (the Persimmon Theif). "Kusabira" (Mushrooms) and "Sanbaso" (Fertility, Good Harvest and New Year).