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Discover KABUKI "Renjishi"

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    National Theatre (Large Theatre)
    Discover KABUKI "Renjishi"

    Performance Date :June 15, 2018

    PartⅠ:"How to Appreciate KABUKI in English"
    PartⅡ:Experience the live performance of Kabuki "Renjishi "

    Bando Minosuke
    Kisa Ayako

    Oyajishi no Sei (The Sacred Lion Father): Nakamura Matagoro
    Kojishi no Sei (The Sacred Lion Cub): Nakamura Kasho
    Jodo no So Hennen: Nakamura Hayato
    Hokke no So Rennen: Nakamura Fukunosuke

    Tickets(Tax included)
    1st Grade = 4,000yen
    2nd Grade = 1,800yen
    All seats = 1,500yen
    Seating plan

    *Audio guide: Available for rent in Japanese, English, Chinese(Mandarin), Korean, Spanish,French. Click here for details.
    *Subtitles: Available only in English. Displayed on screen beside the stage.
    *English synopsis is available. Please ask at the reception desk.

    Booking Opens
    available from May 6, 2018

    Box Office
     +81-3-3230-3000 (10:00AM - 6:00PM) in Japanese and in English

    Counter Sales 
    available from May 7, 2018

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    Introduction to Kabuki
     The summer months at the National Theatre feature special performances of Kabuki to introduce this traditional art to students. The program always includes a friendly introductory lecture hosted by one of the young stars and performances by top-rate actors. If you have never seen Kabuki, this may be a perfect opportunity. For the time and the price and the quality of the performance, this can't be beat!

    RENJISHI (Dance of Sacred Lions)
     Two entertainers dance a tale of the legendary shishi, sacred lions that live at the foot of a holy Buddhist mountain. Later, the shishi themselves appear and perform their dance with wild shaking of their long manes. The dance shows a parent shishi forcing his cub to undergo harsh training in order to grow up strong. This theme is based on the legend that shishi thrusts down its cubs to the bottom of a ravine and nurtures only strong cubs which climb up by themselves.

    in Japanese