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Experience the best performances of kabuki on “KABUKI ON DEMAND”, Shochiku’s official video streaming service provided on MIRAIL! Each performance may be rented separately at an affordable price. All performances are provided with English explanation. During the rental period, the streaming can be viewed for multiple times. The service is now available in 10 countries and regions (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, U.K., U.S.).

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*Check the cautions and recommended environment before watching
*Streaming is available for 7 days (168 hours) from the date of purchase

KURUMABIKI [‘Pulling the Carriage Apart’]

*With secondary audio in English

Streaming period: 
Until Oct 31, 2023, 11:59PM (JST) 
800 yen
(Purchase in Japan: 880 yen [tax included])


*With secondary audio English

Streaming period: 
Until Oct 31, 2023, 11:59PM (JST)
1,000 yen
(Purchase in Japan: 1,100 yen [tax included])

SAGI MUSUME [‘Heron Maiden’]

*With English subtitles
*Not available in Japan

■Streaming period:
End date undecided 
1,091 yen

SONEZAKI SHINJŪ [‘The Lovers’ Suicide at Sonezaki’]

*With secondary audio in English

■Streaming period:
From Mar 1, 2023 until Oct 31, 2023
1,500 yen
(Purchase in Japan: 1,650 yen [tax included])

SHUNKAN [‘The Priest Shunkan’]

*With secondary audio in English

Streaming period: 
From Mar 1, 2023 until Oct 31, 2023 
1,200 yen
(Purchase in Japan: 1,320 yen [tax included])

Recommended Environment / Payment Method

How to watch

1.Prepare to watch

Start up your computer and open the recommended internet browser. Choose the performance to watch from the videos above, or on the “KABUKI ON DEMAND” website and access to the videos you wish to watch.

2. Play the test movie

Try playing the test movie to make sure you are in the correct environment to watch the performance smoothly. If you have no trouble playing the test video, your computer is ready to stream the kabuki performances.

3. Rent and sign up

Click the “Rental High Resolution” button to rent. If you haven’t registered on MIRAIL yet, access to the sign up page, and register or sign up with external services. If you already have an ID, move on to the login page.
Check the content’s information and if you agree to rent, enter your credit card number, credit card expiration date and move on to the next page and purchase. (For purchases from Japan, Condo-pay by GMO and PayPay may also be used.)

4. Enjoy the performance from the library!

If the purchase completion page is correctly shown, you are now ready to watch the performance! Move on to the library page to view the performance. Click the content you wish to watch, and after clicking the play button, the performance will start on your computer.

From Japan, you can also enjoy Kabuki On Demand from other devices (smartphones and tablets/ TV). Check below for details.


In which countries is the streaming available? Can I watch the Kabuki videos after returning from a trip in Japan?

-Streaming is now available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Taiwan, U.K., U.S.. If you purchase during your trip in Japan, you can watch the video in the 9 countries and regions, although only by PC.

The test streaming didn’t work. Can you help?

-Please check if you are using the recommended internet browser.

The payment process didn’t work properly. Do you know what is wrong?

-Please see the payment method from the page below.

Should you have more questions please contact us from the inquiry form.