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June at the Minamiza Theatre

June at the Minamiza Theatre

Daily: Jun 4 (Fri) - Jun 13 (Sun), 2021

Matinee:12:00 PM

Evening Show: 4:00 PM


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On sale: from May 2 (Sun), 2021 10:00AM(JST)

Special Seat:16,000 /First Class Seat: 15,000
Second Class Seat: 8,000 /Third Class Seat: 5,000
Unit: Japanese Yen (tax included)

*The number of the seats will be limited by being sold in two-seat blocks, with every third seat vacant. (Please note this is not a checkered pattern of single seats.)
*Depending on the situation after the ticket sale, it is possible that additional seats not initially sold in order to maintain social distancing will be added and released at a later date. Please be aware of this before purchasing your tickets.

Minamiza Theatre (at KYOTO) Theatre Information

In June, kabuki performances featuring Ichikawa Ebizō will be staged for 10 days at the Minamiza Theatre in Kyoto. The program includes a masterpiece of the history play genre, ‘The Tale of Sanemori’, and a brand-new kabuki dance, ‘Behaving Oddly.’
Amidst the fresh greenery of Kyoto enjoy both a great classic and a brand-new production from the world of kabuki.

Performance Time: To be announced

Genpei Nunobiki no Taki
SANEMORI MONOGATARI

[ 'The Tale of Sanemori' ]

CAST :
Saitō Sanemori
Ichikawa Ebizō
Koman
Nakamura Kotarō
Tarokichi
Horikoshi Kangen
Lady Aoi
Ōtani Hiromatsu
Yabase no Nisōta
Ichikawa Kudanji
Kurosuke
Kataoka Ichizō
Koyoshi, Kurosuke's wife
Ichikawa Sainyū
Seno'o no Jūrō
Ichikawa Udanji
STORY :

This is a 'jidaimono' history play set at the end of the Heian Period (12th century). The play's subject concerns the early days of the rivalry between the Genji and the Heike military clans.
Lady Aoi, widow of the Genji clan's leader Kiso Yoshikata, is pregnant and is in hiding at the house of a man named Kurosuke. Knowing that Lady Aoi is there, Sanemori, a warrior who was once of the Genji clan but has now joined the Heike, comes to Kurosuke's house with the Heike warrior Seno'o. Should Lady Aoi's child be a boy, it could become the future head of the Genji clan, and so Sanemori is ordered to kill the baby if it is indeed male. But to everyone's surprise, the 'baby' turns out to be a woman's severed arm. Seno'o is amazed and does not believe it, but Sanemori (who is concealing something) assures him that there is a similar event in history.
The highlight of this play is when Sanemori recounts how he severed the woman's arm. In this section, the actor is accompanied by the Gidayū narrator and shamisen player, leaving him free to use gestures and a fan in his heroic description.

Performance Time: To be announced

KABUKU

[ 'Behaving Oddly' ]

CAST :
Ichikawa Ebizō
STORY :

This is a brand-new kabuki dance based on audio chat first heard on the SNS app 'Clubhouse'. It's the end of the Edo Period in the city of Kyoto. A peddler of newssheets appears in front of people who have fallen on hard times. With his bad drinking habit, the peddler causes a great disturbance as he turns nasty when drunk. Amidst the tumult ....
Co-directed by Ichikawa Ebizō and Fujima Kanjūrō and choreographed by Fujima Kanjūrō, this work was originally created by the popular manga artist Kibayashi Shin who collaborated with Ebizō on 'Ishikawa Goemon' that was first performed in August, 2009 at the Shinbashi Enbujo Theatre. The concept of the dance centers on Ichikawa Ebizō and incorporates various ideas and viewpoints that came from the SNS app 'Clubhouse'.
Please look forward to this topical work that combines both the historical past and the latest contemporary scene.

Performance Time: To be announced

Genpei Nunobiki no Taki
SANEMORI MONOGATARI

[ 'The Tale of Sanemori' ]

CAST :
Saitō Sanemori
Ichikawa Ebizō
Koman
Nakamura Kotarō
Tarokichi
Horikoshi Kangen
Lady Aoi
Ōtani Hiromatsu
Yabase no Nisōta
Ichikawa Kudanji
Kurosuke
Kataoka Ichizō
Koyoshi, Kurosuke's wife
Ichikawa Sainyū
Seno'o no Jūrō
Ichikawa Udanji
STORY :

This is a 'jidaimono' history play set at the end of the Heian Period (12th century). The play's subject concerns the early days of the rivalry between the Genji and the Heike military clans.
Lady Aoi, widow of the Genji clan's leader Kiso Yoshikata, is pregnant and is in hiding at the house of a man named Kurosuke. Knowing that Lady Aoi is there, Sanemori, a warrior who was once of the Genji clan but has now joined the Heike, comes to Kurosuke's house with the Heike warrior Seno'o. Should Lady Aoi's child be a boy, it could become the future head of the Genji clan, and so Sanemori is ordered to kill the baby if it is indeed male. But to everyone's surprise, the 'baby' turns out to be a woman's severed arm. Seno'o is amazed and does not believe it, but Sanemori (who is concealing something) assures him that there is a similar event in history.
The highlight of this play is when Sanemori recounts how he severed the woman's arm. In this section, the actor is accompanied by the Gidayū narrator and shamisen player, leaving him free to use gestures and a fan in his heroic description.

Performance Time: To be announced

KABUKU

[ 'Behaving Oddly' ]

CAST :
Ichikawa Ebizō
STORY :

This is a brand-new kabuki dance based on audio chat first heard on the SNS app 'Clubhouse'. It's the end of the Edo Period in the city of Kyoto. A peddler of newssheets appears in front of people who have fallen on hard times. With his bad drinking habit, the peddler causes a great disturbance as he turns nasty when drunk. Amidst the tumult ....
Co-directed by Ichikawa Ebizō and Fujima Kanjūrō and choreographed by Fujima Kanjūrō, this work was originally created by the popular manga artist Kibayashi Shin who collaborated with Ebizō on 'Ishikawa Goemon' that was first performed in August, 2009 at the Shinbashi Enbujo Theatre. The concept of the dance centers on Ichikawa Ebizō and incorporates various ideas and viewpoints that came from the SNS app 'Clubhouse'.
Please look forward to this topical work that combines both the historical past and the latest contemporary scene.