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March at the Minamiza Theatre

March at the Minamiza Theatre

Daily: Mar 6 (Sat) - Mar 21 (Sun), 2021

Matinee:12:00 PM

Evening Show: 4:15 PM

*No performances on the 12th (Fri).
*The theatre will open 40 minutes before the performance starts.

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On sale: from Feb 6 (Sat), 2021 10:00AM(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

In the March Kabuki Program, the first kabuki performance of 2021 at the Minamiza Theatre, you can see ‘Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees,’ one of the three great classics of the kabuki repertoires. It begins with an introduction by a kabuki actor entitled ‘How to appreciate Kabuki’, so this program is especially recommended for those who will be seeing kabuki for the first time. ‘Mt. Yoshino’ is a graceful dance portraying Tadanobu and Shizuka on their journey to Mt. Yoshino, an area which is famous for cherry blossoms. Following this is the famous scene, 'The Mansion of the Priest Kawatsura', which will both astonish you with its quick-changes of costume and showy stage tricks, as well as move you with its display of love between a fox cub and its parents. Enjoy fresh performance by young stars to your heart’s content in spring in Kyoto.

Performance Time: 12:00 PM - 12:25 PM

KABUKI NO MIRYOKU

['How to appreciate Kabuki']

CAST :

【A Program】

Nakamura Yonekichi
(on even-numbered days)

Nakamura Hashinosuke
(on odd-numbered days)

【B Program】

Nakamura Kazutarō
(on even-numbered days)

Onoe Ukon
(on odd-numbered days) 
STORY :

Kabuki is a traditional performing art with more than 400 years of history since the Edo period. There are many aspects that you can enjoy in kabuki ; the art of acting, makeup,costumes, stage structures and so on. At the Minamiza Theatre in Kyoto where kabuki originated, a different actor every day will give a full explanation of the essence of kabuki in 'How to appreciate Kabuki', as well as a commentary on the two scenes that you'll see.

Performance Time: 12:25 PM - 1:05 PM

Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura
YOSHINOYAMA

['Mt. Yoshino' from 'Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees']

CAST :

【A Program】

Shizuka Gozen
Nakamura Kazutarō
Satō Tadanobu, in reality, the fox Genkurō
Onoe Ukon 

【B Program】

Shizuka Gozen
Nakamura Yonekichi
Satō Tadanobu, in reality, the fox Genkurō
Nakamura Hashinosuke
STORY :

This is a beautiful dance filled with mystery and excitement set amidst the dazzling cherry blossoms of Mt. Yoshino. Shizuka and Tadanobu are on their way to find Shizuka's lover, the military commander Yoshitsune. He has become a fugitive and has had to leave Shizuka behind in the care of his retainer Tadanobu.
However, this Tadanobu is actually a magic fox in disguise. He has transformed into human form in order to be with a drum that Shizuka carries, the skins of which are made from the hides of the fox's parents.


Intermission: 20 minutes

Performance Time: 1:25 PM - 2:40 PM

Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura
KAWATSURA HŌGEN YAKATA

['The Mansion of the Priest Kawatsura' from 'Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees']

CAST :

【A Program】

Satō Tadanobu/Tadanobu, in reality, the fox Genkurō
Onoe Ukon
Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Nakamura Hashinosuke
(on even-numbered days)

Nakamura Yonekichi
(on odd-numbered days)
Kamei no Rokurō
Nakamura Fukunosuke
Suruga no Jirō
Nakamura Utanosuke
Shizuka Gozen
Nakamura Kazutarō 

【B Program】

Satō Tadanobu/Tadanobu, in reality, the fox Genkurō
Nakamura Hashinosuke
Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Onoe Ukon
(on even-numbered days)

Nakamura Kazutarō
(on odd-numbered days)
Kamei no Rokurō
Nakamura Fukunosuke
Suruga no Jirō
Nakamura Utanosuke
Shizuka Gozen
Nakamura Yonekichi
STORY :

This is one scene from a classic history play that is full of quick-changes of role and costume. A magical fox takes on the guise of a warrior named Tadanobu in order to get close to a precious drum made from the skins of his fox parents. But his mysterious activities throw suspicion on the real Tadanobu and finally the fox reveals his true identity. In the end, he flies away joyously when he receives the drum.

Performance Time: 4:15 PM - 4:40 PM

KABUKI NO MIRYOKU

['How to appreciate Kabuki']

CAST :

【A Program】

Nakamura Yonekichi
(on even-numbered days)

Nakamura Hashinosuke
(on odd-numbered days)

【B Program】

Nakamura Kazutarō
(on even-numbered days)

Onoe Ukon
(on odd-numbered days) 
STORY :

Kabuki is a traditional performing art with more than 400 years of history since the Edo period. There are many aspects that you can enjoy in kabuki ; the art of acting, makeup,costumes, stage structures and so on. At the Minamiza Theatre in Kyoto where kabuki originated, a different actor every day will give a full explanation of the essence of kabuki in 'How to appreciate Kabuki', as well as a commentary on the two scenes that you'll see.

Performance Time: 4:40 PM - 5:20 PM

Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura
YOSHINOYAMA

['Mt. Yoshino' from 'Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees']

CAST :

【A Program】

Shizuka Gozen
Nakamura Kazutarō
Satō Tadanobu, in reality, the fox Genkurō
Onoe Ukon 

【B Program】

Shizuka Gozen
Nakamura Yonekichi
Satō Tadanobu, in reality, the fox Genkurō
Namakura Hashinosuke
STORY :

This is a beautiful dance filled with mystery and excitement set amidst the dazzling cherry blossoms of Mt. Yoshino. Shizuka and Tadanobu are on their way to find Shizuka's lover, the military commander Yoshitsune. He has become a fugitive and has had to leave Shizuka behind in the care of his retainer Tadanobu.
However, this Tadanobu is actually a magic fox in disguise. He has transformed into human form in order to be with a drum that Shizuka carries, the skins of which are made from the hides of the fox's parents.


Intermission: 20 minutes

Performance Time: 5:40 PM - 6:55 PM

Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura
KAWATSURA HŌGEN YAKATA

['The Mansion of the Priest Kawatsura' from 'Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees']

CAST :
【A Program】
Satō Tadanobu/Tadanobu, in reality, the fox Genkurō
Onoe Ukon
Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Nakamura Hashinosuke
(on even-numbered days)

Nakamura Yonekichi
(on odd-numbered days)
Kamei no Rokurō
Nakamura Fukunosuke
Suruga no Jirō
Nakamura Utanosuke
Shizuka Gozen
Nakamura Kazutarō 

【B Program】

Satō Tadanobu/Tadanobu, in reality, the fox Genkurō
Nakamura Hashinosuke
Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Onoe Ukon
(on even-numbered days)

Nakamura Kazutarō
(on odd-numbered days)
Kamei no Rokurō
Nakamura Fukunosuke
Suruga no Jirō
Nakamura Utanosuke
Shizuka Gozen
Nakamura Yonekichi
STORY :

This is one scene from a classic history play that is full of quick-changes of role and costume. A magical fox takes on the guise of a warrior named Tadanobu in order to get close to a precious drum made from the skins of his fox parents. But his mysterious activities throw suspicion on the real Tadanobu and finally the fox reveals his true identity. In the end, he flies away joyously when he receives the drum.