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Beginners' Kabuki for Business Person

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    National Theatre (Large Theatre)
    Beginners' Kabuki for Business Person
    Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
    Bo Shibari

    Performance Date : July 12(Fri.), 19(Fri.)
    Performance Time : 6:30 p.m.- 8:50 p.m.
    *End time is an estimate and may vary.

    Onoe Shoroku
    Bando Kamezo
    Nakamura Tamataro
    Onoe Sakon
    Bando Shingo
    Nakamura Matsue
    and others

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

    *Audio guide: Available for rent in English and Japanese. Click here for details.
    *Subtitles: Available only in Japanese. Displayed on screen beside the stage.
    *English synopsis is available. Please ask at the reception desk.

    Booking Opens
    available from June 6, 2019

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

    Counter Sales 
    available from June 7, 2019

    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!

    (‘The Fight Over the Carriage’ from ‘Sugawara's Secrets of Calligraphy’)

     This energetic play is a showcase for the bombastic 'aragoto' style of acting. Umeōmaru and his brother, Sakuramaru, try to get revenge on Fujiwara no Shihei who falsely accused Umeōmaru's lord, Kan Shōjō, of treason. However, they are confronted by their other brother, Matsuōmaru who is one of Shihei's retainers. The two try to attack Shihei's carriage but are stopped by Matsuōmaru and Shihei's powerful glare.

    (Battle of Ideas for Sake)

     A dance play based on a classical Kyogen farce. Kyogen is a form of traditional Japanese comic theatre which developed alongside Noh. The master, Sone Matsubē, is irritated that his two servants always drink his sake while he is out. He plots with one of these servants Tarōkaja, to trick the other servant Jirōkaja and talks him into demonstrating his skill at stick fighting, tying him to the stick. The master then ties up Tarōkaja as well. However, despite the fact that they are tied up, the two successfully drink up their master's sake and end up dancing exuberantly.

    in Japanese