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July at the minamiza

July at the Minamiza Theatre

Daily: Jul 24 (Sat) - Jul 28 (Wed), 2021

Performance: 2:00 PM

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On sale: from Jun 10 (Thu), 2021 10:00AM(JST)

Special Seat: 17,000 / First Class: 16,000 /
Second Class: 8,000 / Third Class: 5,000
Unit: Japanese Yen (tax included)
*Children over the age of 4 must purchase tickets to enter.

Minamiza Theatre (at KYOTO) Theatre Information

In July a special dance program featuring Bandō Tamasaburō, one of kabuki’s leading female role specialists, will take place at the Minamiza Theatre.
It begins with a stage announcement to the audience followed by two dances with 'jiuta' musical accompaniment, performed in the style of the Kyoto/Osaka region.
Please come and enjoy an unforgettable experience in early summer in Kyoto.

Performance Time: 2:00 PM - 2:35 PM


['Stage Announcement']

Bandō Tamasaburō

Bandō Tamasaburō will make a stage announcement on the occasion of his performance at the Minamiza Theatre for the first time in two years. He will display some gorgeous overgarments which he has really worn on stage.

Intermission: 20 minutes

Performance Time: 2:55 PM - 3:10 PM



A geisha
Bandō Tamasaburō

This dance is accompanied by a masterpiece of 'jiuta' music (songs from the Kyoto/Osaka region) that was composed in the 1780s. It is about a former geisha and her sad yet beautiful feelings. A geisha who is now a nun recalls the days of her past when she waited for her lover's visit alone on a snowy night.

Intermission: 15 minutes

Performance Time: 3:25 PM - 3:40 PM


['The Cape of the Temple Bell']

Bandō Tamasaburō

This is a 'jiuta' version of the dance masterpiece 'Kyōkanoko Musume Dōjōji'. The story is a sequel to the legend of Kiyohime, a maiden who pursued the priest Anchin to Dōjōji Temple where he hid himself under the temple bell. Transforming into a fiery serpent, Kiyohime destroyed the bell and the priest beneath. However, despite being based on the legend, this version focuses mainly on a woman's many aspects, such as romantic attachment, charm, and so on.