Hatsuharu Kyogen

Produced and guided by Kyogen actor Mansai Nomura who has been appointed the chief executive creative director for the opening and closing ceremonies of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Up-and-coming young Kyogen actors will perform its classical comic plays for new year. See play summaries below.

FUTARI BAKAMA -Two People in One Hakama-
Muko:Yuki Nomura
A father of the groom worries about his son and follows him when he goes to be adopted into the family of his bride. The father of the bride finds both of them accidentally and also asks the father to come into the house, however, they only have one pair of formal hakama wear...See how they deal with this difficult situation.

BO SHIBARI -Tied to a Stick-
Taro Kaja:Taichiro Nomura
“Sake lover” Taro Kaja and Jiro Kaja are the servants, always steal and drink sake whenever their master is not home. The master plans to deceive them when he leaves his home, letting them do “Bo-no te (Self-defense form, Goshin Jutu); leaving the arms of one of them tied to a stick and the others hands tied behind him...Guess what they do to drink sake with their hands tied. Enjoy one of the classic Kyogen pieces, makes all audience laugh!

Date
[1] Jan 2 (Wed), 2019 2:00pm-3:00pm
[2] Jan 3 (Thu), 2019 11:00am-12:00pm
[3] Jan 2 (Wed), 2019 4:00pm-5:00pm
[4] Jan 3 (Thu), 2019 1:00pm-2:00pm

*Doors open 30 minutes before start of the show.

Venue
Hall B5, Tokyo International Forum
Price
¥4,000 all reserved seats, tax included

*Children preschool age and under are not permitted.

Performers
Introduction:Mansai Nomura
Kyogen “Futaribakama”:Yuki Nomura and others
Kyogen “Boushibari”:Taichiro Nomura and others

Please be aware that program contents may be changed without notice.

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To purchase tickets for pay performances contact: j-cf@kyodotokyo.jp

Poetry, Music, Drama
A story of an Emperor
- Junihitoe-dresses drifting in the air -


A creative performance of narrative, music and dance incorporating traditional art styles of Kabuki , Japanese dance, and traditional Japanese musical instruments. Introducing episodes of past emperors who faced abdication, this play symbolically expresses the scene of the coronation through a performer wearing real costumes (recreated through scientic verication and traditional methods) including ocial court dresses, and Junihitoe.

Date
Jan 2 (Wed), 2019 3:00pm
Jan 3 (Thu), 2019 Noon
Jan 3 (Thu), 2019 3:00pm

*Doors open 30 minutes before start of the show.

Venue
Hall B7, Tokyo International Forum
Price
¥6,000 all reserved seats, tax included

*Children preschool age and under are not permitted.

Performers
Ennosuke Ichikawa (Kabuki Actor)
Ayu Manaka (Actress)
Ikuko Kawai (Violinist, Composer)
Shogo Yoshii (Japanese Instrument Player)
Kikunojyo Onoe (Japanese Traditional Dancer)

Script:Kensuke Yokouchi
Director:Kikunojyo Onoe
Historical Researcher:Michifumi Isoda
Costumes:Izutsu, Inc.

Please be aware that program contents may be changed without notice.

Tickets going fast!

To purchase tickets for pay performances contact: j-cf@kyodotokyo.jp