Manyoshu (A Collection of Myriad Leaves) Meets Musical,
A Breeze in Reiwa - a young poet's tale -

The first New Year of Reiwa will feature a musical play unique to JCF. Manyoshu garnered attention as the name of the era, Reiwa, was derived from the script. Connecting the past to the present, the “heartful songs” that are packed with the essence of the Japanese culture are a must. Rhythm and rhyme unique to Japan, and a story filled with various messages are configured in layers through the fusion of colorful costumes of the Nara Era and Tenpyo culture with music, dance and play. Prominent and energetic performers from Japan’s traditional culture, Takarazuka Revue, and musicals will be arranged to stage a fine Japanese musical show that is unique to JCF.
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Performers:
Koji Yamamoto, Somegoro Ichikawa, Kikunojo Onoe, Shinya Niiro, Nene Yumesaki

Time/Dates:

  • Jan. 2 (Thu.), 2020

    Stage 1: 16:00 (doors open at 15:30)

  • Jan. 3 (Fri.), 2020

    Stage 1: 13:00 (doors open at 12:30)
    Stage 2: 17:00 (doors open at 16:30)

Doors open: 30 minutes before the curtain opens for all stages; length of performance: 80 minutes

Price

JPY6,000 (includes consumption tax)

All seats are reserved;
Children under school age are not permitted.

Production/choreography

Kikunojo Onoe

Screenplay

Kazuhisa Tobe

Music / Piano

Yuichiro Onuki

Advisor for Japanese traditional music

Kisho Tosha

Traditional costumes

Izutsu, Inc.

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Mansai Nomura, New Year Edo Kyogen Performance

Mansai Nomura
Yuki Nomura
Taichiro Nomura

This is a Kyogen program by Mansai Nomura to kick off the year 2020. Mansai is not only actively participating and contributing to spread Kyogen and Noh to global audiences but is also active in other artistic fields including movies, modern play, and dramas as a leading performer or producer. After sending the New Year’s greetings, Mansai is going to give a commentary on this year’s Kyogen and performances, which is followed by Komai or small dances, and Kyogen play by young performers such as Taichiro and Yuki Nomura. This is a standard, yet popular program led by the Nomuras filled with laughter and is easy enough for first-timers or foreigners to understand.

Performers:
Mansai Nomura, Yuki Nomura, Taichiro Nomura

Time/Dates:

  • Jan. 2 (Thu.), 2020

    Stage 1: 14:00 (doors open at 13:30)
    Stage 2: 16:00 (doors open at 15:30)

  • Jan. 3 (Fri.), 2020

    Stage 3: 11:00 (doors open at 10:30)
    Stage 4: 13:00 (doors open at 12:30)

Stages 1 and 3: Commentary by Mansai Nomura, Komai Wakamatsu (small dance of young pines) by Mansai Nomura Kagyu (snail): Yamabushi (mountain priest) by Yuki Nomura, etc.
Stages 2 and 4:Commentary by Mansai Nomura, Komai Tsuchiguruma (small dance of dirt cart) by Mansai Nomura Sado Gitsune (fox of Sado region): Sado no Hyakusho (a farmer in Sado) by Taichiro Nomura, etc.

Length of performance: 60 minutes (scheduled)

Price

JPY4,000 (includes consumption tax)

All seats are reserved; Children under school age are not permitted.

Tickets going start!

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