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March at the Minamiza Theatre

March at the Minamiza Theatre

Daily: Mar 2 (Wed) - Mar 13 (Sun), 2022

Matinee:11:00 AM

Evening Show: 3:30 PM


[Important Notice]
Notification of the theatre operations for the March performances(Mar 6)

(Updated) Notification of the theatre operations for the February and March performances(Feb 19)

●Precautionary Measures at the Minamiza Theatre

Time Schedule

On sale: from Feb 6 (Sun), 2022 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

To accompany the spring blossoms in Kyoto, the Minamiza Theatre in March welcomes star actors of the younger generation who perform a 'Shin Kabuki' play premiered in 1916, as well as a humorous dance. The program starts with 'Greetings from the cast members' followed by the masterpiece of 'Shin Kabuki' by the playwright Okamoto Kidō based on the legend of the Dish Mansion. Enjoy then an amusing dance drama which shows how a potato-digger who is not good at dancing pretends to be a good dancer. It is sure to make you laugh.

Performance Time: 11:00 AM - 11:10 AM

GOAISATSU

['Greetings from cast members']


Performance Time: 11:10 AM - 12:25 PM

BANCHŌ SARAYASHIKI

['The Dish Mansion at Banchō']

CAST :
Aoyama Harima
Nakamura Hayato
Okiku, a lady-in-waiting
Nakamura Kazutarō
Hanaregoma Shirobē
Bandō Minosuke
STORY :

This is a so-called 'New Kabuki' ('Shin Kabuki') play that was first performed in 1916. It combines the traditional ghost story of Okiku with a modern psychological study of the interaction of different personalities. Aoyama Harima's aunt has arranged a marriage for him, but Harima will not marry because, though he is unable to admit this, he is deeply in love with Okiku, a lady-in-waiting in his household. This makes Okiku wonder about the strength of Harima's love for her and she tests him by breaking one of a set of heirloom plates. When she tests Harima's feelings, this seals her fate and sets the tragedy of the play in motion.


Intermission: 25 minutes

Performance Time: 12:50 PM - 1:30 PM

IMOHORI CHŌJA

['The Millionaire Potato-Digger']

CAST :
Imohori Tōgorō
Bandō Minosuke
Jirokurō, his friend
Nakamura Hashinosuke
Sakigake Heima
Nakamura Hayato
Matsuba, a lady-in-waiting
Nakamura Kazutarō
Midori Gozen
Nakamura Yonekichi
STORY :

The widow of the Matsugae family who reigns over the district holds a dance party to choose a husband for her daughter Midori Gozen. They plan to choose the man who dances the best. Tōgorō the potato digger who is ardently in love with Midori Gozen attends the event. Unable to dance well, Tōgorō begins to describe the act of potato digging in his performance. The people have never seen such an interesting dance and praise him as the best in Japan.

Performance Time: 3:30 PM - 3:40 PM

GOAISATSU

['Greetings from cast members']


Performance Time: 3:40 PM - 4:55 PM

BANCHŌ SARAYASHIKI

['The Dish Mansion at Banchō']

CAST :
Aoyama Harima
Nakamura Hashinosuke
Okiku, a lady-in-waiting
Nakamura Yonekichi
Hanaregoma Shirobē
Bandō Minosuke
STORY :

This is a so-called 'New Kabuki' ('Shin Kabuki') play that was first performed in 1916. It combines the traditional ghost story of Okiku with a modern psychological study of the interaction of different personalities. Aoyama Harima's aunt has arranged a marriage for him, but Harima will not marry because, though he is unable to admit this, he is deeply in love with Okiku, a lady-in-waiting in his household. This makes Okiku wonder about the strength of Harima's love for her and she tests him by breaking one of a set of heirloom plates. When she tests Harima's feelings, this seals her fate and sets the tragedy of the play in motion.


Intermission: 25 minutes

Performance Time: 5:20 PM - 6:00 PM

IMOHORI CHŌJA

['The Millionaire Potato-Digger']

CAST :
Imohori Tōgorō
Bandō Minosuke
Jirokurō, his friend
Nakamura Hayato
Sakigake Heima
Nakamura Hashinosuke
Matsuba, a lady-in-waiting
Nakamura Yonekichi
Midori Gozen
Nakamura Kazutarō
STORY :

The widow of the Matsugae family who reigns over the district holds a dance party to choose a husband for her daughter Midori Gozen. They plan to choose the man who dances the best. Tōgorō the potato digger who is ardently in love with Midori Gozen attends the event. Unable to dance well, Tōgorō begins to describe the act of potato digging in his performance. The people have never seen such an interesting dance and praise him as the best in Japan.