Tradition & Evolution Program

20th Anniversary of the Tokyo International Forum's Opening Commemoration Event
"Tradition and Evolution" Programs performed by leading actors active
in the field of traditional arts and enjoy.

Jan.1[New Year's Day] Hall A

Hiromitsu Agatsuma Japanese-Style Soul-Conveyance Fest Kusabi No.5―Tradition and Evolution―“ITADAKI”(Summit)

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Japan continues to evolve into the future. In 2011,
musician Hiromitsu Agatsuma launched the Kusabi
project out his desire, “While building upon Japanese
culture and tradition, I want to convey Japan's new
sense of values that resonates in the world.”
In partnership with like-minded artists and performers
proud of their Japanese heritage, Mr. Agatsuma readies
the fifth Kusabi concert that bridges the gap between
tradition and innovation. Kusabi is a celebration and
proclamation of new Japanese style and aesthetics
to the world.

Date & time
Jan. 1 (New Year's Day), 2017
Doors:15:00  Performance:16:00
Site
Hall A
Price
¥3,900, all seats reserved, tax included
  • Includes one drink.
  • No preschool children permitted.
Performers
Hiromitsu Agatsuma (shamisen player)
Kudanji Ichikawa (kabuki actor),
DAZZLE (dance company),
Denjiro Tanaka (kabuki musician),
Eitetsu Hayashi (taiko drummer),
MIYAVI (artist & guitarist),
Tsunao Yamai (Shite-kata Konparu-ryu noh actor),
Saori Yuki (singer)

Artists in Japanese phonetic order.

Please be aware that program contents may be subject to change.

Jan.2[holiday Mon.]&3[Tue.]Hall B7

FORM A theatrical art performance by visionary director Mansai Nomura who reimages traditional aesthetic with state-of-the-art technology.

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FORM—style and pattern—is a principle that inheres in
the culture of Japan. Welcoming Mansai Nomura as
General Producer and media artist Daito Manabe as
Visual Effects Producer, we will stage Noh-Kyogen
benedictions that were once performed on the Noh
stage at Edo Castle and Sanbaso—one of the earliest
form of dancing in Japan. Experience a modernized
traditional stage performance where the universality
of ancient FORM is depicted as a new style of
Japanese beauty.

Date & time
Jan. 2 (holiday Mon.) & 3 (Tue.), 2017
▶12:00 – 13:00 (projected ending)
 Yoshimasa Kanze “Han-Noh ‘Takasago
 Hachidan no Mai'”
 and Mansai Nomura “Sambaso Form”
▶16:00 – 17:00 (projected ending)
 Yoshimasa Kanze “Nohgaku Bayashi”
 Mansaku no Kai “Kyogen ‘Sue-hirokari'”and
 Mansai Nomura “Sambaso Form”
Doors
30 minutes before performance (Both Jan. 2 and 3.)
Site
Hall B7
Price
¥3,000, all seats reserved, tax included

No preschool children permitted.

Performers
Mansai Nomura (kyogen-shi)
Noh
shite:Yoshimasa Kanze Waki: Tsuneyoshi Mori
Koken: Yoshiyuki Kanze Jito: Atsuo Kanze
Kyogen
Kahomono: Yukio Ishida
Tarokanja: Kazunori Takano
Suppa: Hiroharu Fukata
Hayashi
Fue flute: Takayuki Isso
Kotsuzumi drum:Yotaro Uzawa (Jan. 2),
Kyosuke Tanabe (Jan. 3)
Otsuzumi drum: Tadao Kamei (Jan. 2),
Hirotada Kamei (Jan. 3)
Taiko drum: Yuichiro Hayashi

Please be aware that program contents may be subject to change.

Jan.2[holiday Mon.]Hall B5

Hatsuoto Tokyo Oto Kiko

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Shakuhachi flautist Dozan Fujiwara,
said to be the prince of traditional Japanese music,
joins star jazz pianist Hiroko Kokubu in a joyous
New Year's collaboration.

Date & time
Jan. 2 (holiday Mon.), 2017
Doors:13:00 Performance:13:30
Site
Hall B5
Price
¥3,000, all seats reserved, tax included

No preschool children permitted.

Performers
Dozan Fujiwara (shakuhachi player),
Hiroko Kokubu (jazz pianist)

Please be aware that program contents may be subject to change.

World-Renowned“Fukuwajutsu”

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A live performance by Ikkokudo showered by accolades
worldwide for his convention-shattering mastery of
fukuwajutsu ventriloquism. Come witness the expertise
that has wowed audiences on Asian and North American
tours including Las Vegas.

Date & time
Jan. 2 (holiday Mon.), 2017
Doors:17:00 Performance:17:30
Site
Hall B5
Price
¥3,000, all seats reserved, tax included

No preschool children permitted.

Performer
Ikkokudo (ventriloquist)

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Jan.3[Tue.]Hall B5

Danshun Tatekawa 90-Minutes Solo Performance

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A rakugo (comedy) talk performance by Danshun
Tatekawa, who is breathing new life into the traditional
performance art. A rare opportunity to see the top star
who has captured the hearts of contemporary society.

Date & time
Jan. 3 (Tue.), 2017
Doors:13:00 Performance:13:30
Site
Hall B5
Price
¥3,000, all seats reserved, tax included

No preschool children permitted.

Performer
Danshun Tatekawa (rakugo storyteller)

Please be aware that program contents may be subject to change.

New Year's Celebratory Yukyu no Hibiki

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A performance of Yukyu no Hibiki (“Eternal Echo”)
-a traditional composition passed down by the Imperial
Family over 1300 years-
by Tokyo Gakuso to celebrate the New Year.

Date & time
Jan. 3 (Tue.), 2017
Doors:17:00 Performance:17:30
Site
Hall B5
Price
¥3,000, all seats reserved, tax included

No preschool children permitted.

Performers
Tokyo Gakuso (gagaku musician group)

Please be aware that program contents may be subject to change.