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Kabuki performance"Na mo Takashi Ooka Sabaki"

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    National Theatre (Large Theatre)
    November 2018 Kabuki Performance

    Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration
    Written by Kawatake Mokuami
    Na mo Takashi Ooka Sabaki

    Performance Date
    November 3(Sat.) -26 (Mon.)

    Performance Time
    11:00 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
    * End time is estimate and may vary.

    Nakamura Baigyoku
    Nakamura Kaishun
    Ichikawa Udanji
    Bando Yajuro
    Bando Rakuzen 
    and others

    Tickets(Tax included)
    Superior Grade = 12,500yen
    1st Grade A = 9,800yen
    1st Grade B = 6,400yen
    2nd Grade A = 4,900yen
    2nd Grade B = 2,700yen
    3rd Grade = 1,800yen
    Superior Grade = 8,800yen
    1st Grade A = 6,900yen
    1st Grade B = 4,500yen
    2nd Grade A = 3,400yen
    2nd Grade B = 1,900yen
    3rd Grade = 1,300yen
    Seating plan

    *Audio guide: Available for rent in English and Japanese. Click here for details.
    *Subtitles: No subtitles available.
    *English synopsis is available. It is included in the paid Japanese program.

    Booking Opens
    available from Oct. 6, 2018

    Box Office
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    Internet reservations : http://ticket.ntj.jac.go.jp/top_e.htm

    Counter Sales 
    available from Oct. 7, 2018
    (Business hours: 10:00AM – 6:00PM )

    Tales of wise magistrates are common in Asia and if China has Judge Dee, Japan has Ooka, Lord of Echizen. They became popular as Kodan storytelling and have long been a staple of television. In the late 19th century, the success of these stories as Kodan inspired kabuki versions, including this one, written by Kawatake Mokuami.
    In remote Wakayama prefecture, there is an old wet nurse. Her daughter fell in love with the shogun Yoshimune and bore his child. The mother and child soon died, but the old wet nurse has a sword and document signed by the shogun. An evil priest learns her secret, kills her and takes the sword and document. He goes to Edo and poses as the son of Yoshimune under the name Ten’ichibo. He gathers an army of out of work samurai and collects money from supporters, all eager for advantage when Ten’ichibo becomes shogun. Finally, the wise magistrate Ooka, Lord of Echizen, meets him and stops his plot which seemed unstoppable.

    in Japanese