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May Program at the minamiza

May Program at the Minamiza Theatre

Daily: May 11 (Sat) - May 19 (Sun), 2024

Matinee:11:00 AM

Evening Show: 2:00 PM

Time Schedule

On sale: from Apr 09 (Tue), 2024 10:00 AM(JST)

All seats:3,500
Unit: Japanese Yen (tax included)

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Do you know KABUKI?
Kabuki is one of Japan’s traditional performing arts that is also widely appreciated by theatre lovers around the world. This is a wonderful opportunity to see kabuki for the first time and a great way to learn about Japan. The program can be enjoyed by anyone: all age groups, experts and novices, Japanese and international visitors etc. There are different types of plays in kabuki and this program will introduce you to a kabuki dance drama. Just sit back and enjoy the performance on stage accompanied by the beautiful live music in this historic building.

Performance Time: To be announced

KABUKI ENO IZANAI

['Lecture on Kabuki']

CAST :
Explained by
Ōka Noboru
STORY :

The Minamiza Theatre is situated in Kyoto where kabuki originated, and has a history of over 400 years.
We explain the knowledge needed to enjoy kabuki, one of Japan’s traditional performing arts, and highlights of the program humourously to you.
Please also enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Minamiza Theatre, which was registered as one of tangible cultural properties of Japan, as a playhouse.

*English supporting guide available

Performance Time: To be announced

KYŌ NINGYŌ

['Hidari Jingorō and His Courtesan Doll']

CAST :
Hidari Jingorō, a sculptor
Kataoka Matsujūrō
The spirit of the Courtesan Doll
Kamimura Kichitarō
Otoku, Jingorō's wife
Kataoka Senju
STORY :

This dance tells the story of Hidari Jingorō, a wood sculptor famous for carving the sleeping cat on the great gate of Nikkō Shrine.
Falling in love with a beautiful courtesan, he carves a doll that looks exactly like her. The doll suddenly starts moving, as though it is alive, and Jingorō enjoys his time with the statue. At the end of the dance, there is a spectacular fight scene in which Jingorō is set upon by carpenters brandishing their tools.

Performance Time: To be announced

KABUKI ENO IZANAI

['Lecture on Kabuki']

CAST :
Explained by
Ōka Noboru
STORY :

The Minamiza Theatre is situated in Kyoto where kabuki originated, and has a history of over 400 years.
We explain the knowledge needed to enjoy kabuki, one of Japan’s traditional performing arts, and highlights of the program humourously to you.
Please also enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Minamiza Theatre, which was registered as one of tangible cultural properties of Japan, as a playhouse.

*English supporting guide available

Performance Time: To be announced

KYŌ NINGYŌ

['Hidari Jingorō and His Courtesan Doll']

CAST :
Hidari Jingorō, a sculptor
Kataoka Matsujūrō
The spirit of the Courtesan Doll
Kamimura Kichitarō
Otoku, Jingorō's wife
Kataoka Senju
STORY :

This dance tells the story of Hidari Jingorō, a wood sculptor famous for carving the sleeping cat on the great gate of Nikkō Shrine.
Falling in love with a beautiful courtesan, he carves a doll that looks exactly like her. The doll suddenly starts moving, as though it is alive, and Jingorō enjoys his time with the statue. At the end of the dance, there is a spectacular fight scene in which Jingorō is set upon by carpenters brandishing their tools.