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Ichikawa Ebizō Kabuki Program at the Minamiza Theatre

Ichikawa Ebizō Kabuki Program at the Minamiza Theatre

Daily: Feb 14 (Fri) - Feb 23 (Sun), 2020

Matinee:12:00 PM

Evening Show: 4:00 PM

*No Matinee on the 14th (Fri).
*No Evening show on the 17th (Mon), 19th (Wed), 21st (Fri) and the 23rd (Sun).

On sale: from Jan 15 (Wed), 2020 10:00AM(JST)

Special Seat (1F box seat & 2F front row): 14,500 / First Class (1F & 2F): 13,500 / Second Class (1F & 2F): 8,500/ Third Class (3F back) : 5,000
Unit: Japanese Yen (tax included)
*Children over the age of 4 must purchase tickets to enter.

Minamiza Theatre (at KYOTO) Theatre Information

This is a special performance featuring Ichikawa Ebizō who will succeed to the name of Ichikawa Danjūrō Hakuen in May 2020. ‘Hagoromo’ is a dance adapted from a Nō play based on the legend of an angel’s mantle of feathers. It is a work of magical beauty and profundity with Nakamura Kotarō as the heavenly maiden. This will be followed by a performance of ‘Kanjinchō’ which will be the last time Ichikawa Ebizō acts under that name. This very popular kabuki play was first performed in March, 1840 at the Kawarasakiza Theatre in Edo (the old name for Tokyo) by Ichikawa Danjūrō VII and was later refined by Ichikawa Danjūrō IX.

HAGOROMO

['The Feather Mantle']

CAST :
A celestial maiden
Nakamura Kotarō
STORY :

A fisherman comes to the pine grove of Miho no Matsubara and finds a feather mantle hanging on a branch. After he gives it back to the celestial maiden to whom it belongs, she puts it on and dances for him before flying back to heaven.

GOAISATSU

['Greetings from Ichikawa Ebizō']

CAST :
Ichikawa Ebizō

KANJINCHŌ

['The Subscription Scroll']

CAST :
Musashibō Benkei
Ichikawa Ebizō
Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Nakamura Kotarō
Togashi no Saemon
Ichikawa Udanji
STORY :

Disguised as traveling priests, the fugitive general Yoshitsune and his band of retainers are stopped at a road barrier. The head retainer Benkei claims they are soliciting contributions for the rebuilding of a temple, but the barrier guard Togashi insists that, if so, they must have the temple's book of solicitation. Benkei elaborately improvises the text with an empty scroll. When one soldier points out that one of the group resembles Yoshitsune, Benkei is forced to strike Yoshitsune with his staff. Togashi is convinced that they are the fugitives but, sympathizing with Benkei's loyalty, he tells them to proceed on their way.

HAGOROMO

['The Feather Mantle']

CAST :
A celestial maiden
Nakamura Kotarō
STORY :

A fisherman comes to the pine grove of Miho no Matsubara and finds a feather mantle hanging on a branch. After he gives it back to the celestial maiden to whom it belongs, she puts it on and dances for him before flying back to heaven.

GOAISATSU

['Greetings from Ichikawa Ebizō']

CAST :
Ichikawa Ebizō

KANJINCHŌ

['The Subscription Scroll']

CAST :
Musashibō Benkei
Ichikawa Ebizō
Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Nakamura Kotarō
Togashi no Saemon
Ichikawa Udanji
STORY :

Disguised as traveling priests, the fugitive general Yoshitsune and his band of retainers are stopped at a road barrier. The head retainer Benkei claims they are soliciting contributions for the rebuilding of a temple, but the barrier guard Togashi insists that, if so, they must have the temple's book of solicitation. Benkei elaborately improvises the text with an empty scroll. When one soldier points out that one of the group resembles Yoshitsune, Benkei is forced to strike Yoshitsune with his staff. Togashi is convinced that they are the fugitives but, sympathizing with Benkei's loyalty, he tells them to proceed on their way.