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March Program at the minamiza

March Program at the Minamiza Theatre

Daily: Mar 04 (Sat) - Mar 26 (Sun), 2023

Matinee:11:00 AM

Evening Show: 3:30 PM

*No performances on the 9th (Thu) and 16th (Thu).
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On sale: from Feb 09 (Thu), 2023 10:00 AM(JST)

Special Seat: 12,000 /First Class Seat: 11,000 /Second Class Seat: 6,000 /Third Class Seat: 4,000
Unit: Japanese Yen (tax included)
*Children over the age of 4 must purchase tickets to enter.

Minamiza Theatre (at KYOTO) Theatre Information

To accompany the spring blossoms in Kyoto, the Minamiza Theatre welcomes you with performances from the world of "KANADEHON CHŪSHINGURA". Following the explanation, star actors of the younger generation will perform Acts 5 and 6, which depict the tragedy of the Enya retainer Hayano Kanpei. In addition, there will be a brand new kabuki dance featuring the story of Acts 7 to 11 of the play.

"KANADEHON CHŪSHINGURA", is known as one of the three great masterpieces derived from the puppet theatre. Based on the historical incident known as the Akō vendetta that took place in the Edo period, the story depicts the forty-seven masterless samurai in their struggle for revenge. At the same time, it also portrays the different types of relationships among them. This is a masterpiece that has continued to fascinate people to this day.

Performance Time: To be announced

KAISETSU KANADEHON CHŪSHINGURA

['The ABC's of "The Treasury of Loyal Retainers"']

STORY :

Explanations of the Prologue through the fourth act of "KANADEHON CHŪSHINGURA" will be made.

Performance Time: To be announced

KANADEHON CHŪSHINGURA

['The Treasury of Loyal Retainers - Acts 5 and 6']

CAST :

Schedules for the A/B Program

【A Program】

Hayano Kanpei
Nakamura Kazutarō
Okaru, Kanpei's wife
Kataoka Sennosuke
Senzaki Yagorō
Nakamura Kangyoku
Ono Sadakurō
Nakamura Takanosuke
Osai, proprietress of the Ichimonjiya
Onoe Ukon

【B Program】

Hayano Kanpei
Onoe Ukon
Okaru, Kanpei's wife
Nakamura Kangyoku
Senzaki Yagorō
Nakamura Takanosuke
Osai, proprietress of the Ichimonjiya
Nakamura Kazutarō


STORY :

The fifth and sixth acts of the play concern one of the unhappiest retainers of the clan. The young samurai Kanpei was having a secret tryst with the lady-in-waiting Okaru just at the time of the incident that led to his master's downfall. He was about to commit suicide to atone for his misdeed, but Okaru persuaded him to run away with her to her home in the country. Now living as husband and wife in Okaru's home village, they hope someday to find a way to reinstate Kanpei as a samurai and help him to serve in the vendetta that will restore their master's honor. This, however, eventually comes about under the most tragic circumstances.

Performance Time: To be announced

CHŪSHIN IROHA NO ESUGATA

CAST :
Shunkō, a geisha/Oshioda Matanojō
Nakamura Kazutarō
Kobayashi Heihachirō
Nakamura Takanosuke
Takemori Kitahachi
Nakamura Kangyoku
Osen, a waitress /Ōboshi Rikiya
Kataoka Sennosuke
Eiju, a jester/Ōwashi Bungo
Onoe Ukon
STORY :

〈The first half〉 The geisha Shunkō and the jester Eiju visit Ōishi Shrine at Yamashina, where together with the waitress Osen, they act out people concerned with the vendetta in the famous scenes in Acts 7 through 10 of "The Treasury of Loyal Retainers".

〈The latter half〉 The highlight of Act 11 portrays the masterless warriors of the En'ya clan gathering at the mansion of Kō no Moronō. Ōboshi Rikiya confronts warriors of the Kō clan while Takenomori Kitahachi fights fiercely with Kobayashi Heihachirō, a retainer of Kō no Moronō. Finally, the masterless warriors achieve their cherished desire.

Performance Time: To be announced

KAISETSU KANADEHON CHŪSHINGURA

['The ABC's of "The Treasury of Loyal Retainers"']

STORY :

Explanations of the Prologue through the fourth act of "KANADEHON CHŪSHINGURA" will be made.

Performance Time: To be announced

KANADEHON CHŪSHINGURA

['The Treasury of Loyal Retainers - Acts 5 and 6']

CAST :

Schedules for the A/B Program

【A Program】

Hayano Kanpei
Nakamura Kazutarō
Okaru, Kanpei's wife
Kataoka Sennosuke
Senzaki Yagorō
Nakamura Kangyoku
Ono Sadakurō
Nakamura Takanosuke
Osai, proprietress of the Ichimonjiya
Onoe Ukon

【B Program】

Hayano Kanpei
Onoe Ukon
Okaru, Kanpei's wife
Nakamura Kangyoku
Senzaki Yagorō
Nakamura Takanosuke
Osai, proprietress of the Ichimonjiya
Nakamura Kazutarō
STORY :

The fifth and sixth acts of the play concern one of the unhappiest retainers of the clan. The young samurai Kanpei was having a secret tryst with the lady-in-waiting Okaru just at the time of the incident that led to his master's downfall. He was about to commit suicide to atone for his misdeed, but Okaru persuaded him to run away with her to her home in the country. Now living as husband and wife in Okaru's home village, they hope someday to find a way to reinstate Kanpei as a samurai and help him to serve in the vendetta that will restore their master's honor. This, however, eventually comes about under the most tragic circumstances.

Performance Time: To be announced

CHŪSHIN IROHA NO ESUGATA

CAST :
Shunkō, a geisha/Oshioda Matanojō
Nakamura Kazutarō
Kobayashi Heihachirō
Nakamura Takanosuke
Takemori Kitahachi
Nakamura Kangyoku
Osen, a waitress /Ōboshi Rikiya
Kataoka Sennosuke
Eiju, a jester/Ōwashi Bungo
Onoe Ukon
STORY :

〈The first half〉 The geisha Shunkō and the jester Eiju visit Ōishi Shrine at Yamashina, where together with the waitress Osen, they act out people concerned with the vendetta in the famous scenes in Acts 7 through 10 of "The Treasury of Loyal Retainers".

〈The latter half〉 The highlight of Act 11 portrays the masterless warriors of the En'ya clan gathering at the mansion of Kō no Moronō. Ōboshi Rikiya confronts warriors of the Kō clan while Takenomori Kitahachi fights fiercely with Kobayashi Heihachirō, a retainer of Kō no Moronō. Finally, the masterless warriors achieve their cherished desire.