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September at the Minamiza Theatre

September at the Minamiza Theatre

Daily: Sep 2 (Mon) - Sep 26 (Thu), 2019

Matinee:11:00 AM

Evening Show: 4:30 PM


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Schedule

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On sale: from Aug 6 (Tue), 2019 10:00AM(JST)

Special Seat:17,500 / First Class: 16,500 / Second Class: 8,500 / Third Class: 5,500
Unit: Japanese Yen (tax included)
*Children over the age of 4 must purchase tickets to enter.

Minamiza Theatre (at KYOTO) Theatre Information

The September Kabuki Program at the Minamiza Theatre is a full-length production of ‘Tōkaidō Yotsuya Kaidan’ by Tsuruya Nanboku IV (1755-1829), one of the greatest playwrights of Kabuki. In Japan there is a convention of performing ‘chilling’ ghost stories to beat the summer heat, and even today, this is one of the most famous. Star actors will perform this work brilliantly and will surely make you forget the summer heat in Kyoto.

You can see the stage pictures of the program from the news below!
The September program at the Minamiza Theatre has begun!

TŌKAIDŌ YOTSUYA KAIDAN

[ The Ghost Story of Yotsuya ]

CAST :
Tamiya Iemon
Kataoka Ainosuke
Oiwa / Satō Yomoshichi / Kobotoke Kohē
Nakamura Shichinosuke
Naosuke Gonbē
Ichikawa Chūsha
STORY :

Iemon, a villainous masterless samurai, is in love with Oiwa and even kills her father to be united with her, after which he cynically promises to help her to avenge her father's death. But at the same time, the granddaughter of a wealthy samurai falls in love with him and her grandfather tries to ensure the match by sending a horrible disfiguring poison to Oiwa. In the most famous scene of the play, after her face is disfigured and her hair has fallen out, Oiwa carefully dresses and puts on make-up to pay a proper visit to those who have wronged her. Iemon kills Oiwa and his servant Kohē, and has their bodies nailed to a door and thrown into the river. Iemon is happily married into the wealthy family, but no sooner does the beautiful young bride arrive than Oiwa's ghost causes Iemon to kill her. The vengeful ghosts do not rest until all their enemies are dead and, in another famous scene, Oiwa and Kohē appear floating on the river, calling out to Iemon. The concluding scene shows the ghost of Oiwa appearing mysteriously from inside a paper lantern, pulling her enemies into the wall and disappearing magically.

TŌKAIDŌ YOTSUYA KAIDAN

[ The Ghost Story of Yotsuya ]

CAST :
Tamiya Iemon
Kataoka Ainosuke
Oiwa / Satō Yomoshichi / Kobotoke Kohē
Nakamura Shichinosuke
Naosuke Gonbē
Ichikawa Chūsha
STORY :

Iemon, a villainous masterless samurai, is in love with Oiwa and even kills her father to be united with her, after which he cynically promises to help her to avenge her father's death. But at the same time, the granddaughter of a wealthy samurai falls in love with him and her grandfather tries to ensure the match by sending a horrible disfiguring poison to Oiwa. In the most famous scene of the play, after her face is disfigured and her hair has fallen out, Oiwa carefully dresses and puts on make-up to pay a proper visit to those who have wronged her. Iemon kills Oiwa and his servant Kohē, and has their bodies nailed to a door and thrown into the river. Iemon is happily married into the wealthy family, but no sooner does the beautiful young bride arrive than Oiwa's ghost causes Iemon to kill her. The vengeful ghosts do not rest until all their enemies are dead and, in another famous scene, Oiwa and Kohē appear floating on the river, calling out to Iemon. The concluding scene shows the ghost of Oiwa appearing mysteriously from inside a paper lantern, pulling her enemies into the wall and disappearing magically.