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    Bunraku performance

    Kamakura Sandaiki (Three Generations of Kamakura Shogun)

    Date Musume Koi no Higanoko (A Maiden's Flaming Love)

    Performance Date : December 6(Thurs.) - December 18(Tue.)

    Performance Time :
    2:00 p.m. - 5:40 p.m. =7(Fri.),9(Sun.),10(Mon.),14(Fri.),16(Sun.),17(Mon.)
    5:00 p.m. - 8:40 p.m. =6(Thurs.),8(Sat.),11(Tue.),12(Wed.),13(Thurs.),15(Sat.),18(Tue)
    *End times are estimates and could vary.

    Venue : National Theatre(Small Theatre) 

    *Audio guide: Available for rent in English and Japanese. Click here for details.
    *Subtitles: Available only in Japanese. Displayed on screen above the stage.
    *English synopsis is available. It is included in the paid Japanese program.

    Price (Including Tax) :
    1st Grade = 6,000yen
    2nd Grade = 5,000yen
    3rd Grade = 1,700yen
    1st Grade = 4,200yen
    2nd Grade = 2,500yen
    3rd Grade = 1,200yen 
    Seating plan

    Reservations (Telephone / Internet) : available from November 7, 2018

    Box Office
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    Counter Sales : available from November 8, 2018

    Kamakura Sandaiki (Three Generations of the Kamakura Shogunate)
    Miuranosuke is a samurai serving the lord of a besieged castle. Tokihime, the woman he is betrothed to marry, is the daughter of the lord leading the attack on the castle. While he is away at battle, she comes to a lonely farming village to care for his sick mother. Miuranosuke comes back from the battle to see his mother, but she refuses to let him in since he has come away from his duties. In turn, Miuranosuke refuses to see Tokihime because she is the daughter of the enemy. Finally, all is revealed to be a plot by the brilliant strategist Takatsuna, to force Tokihime to assassinate her father.

    Date Musume Koi no Higanoko (A Maiden's Flaming Love)
    This work is based on a real event that a young girl Oshichi in the 17th century fell in love with a temple page named Kichisa whom she met while her family took refuge in the temple when there was a fire. Longing to see Kichisa again, Oshichi sets fire, though arson was punishable by death.
    This event was adapted for the puppet theatre showing Oshichi climb a fire watchtower and pound a drum as a false alarm in heavy snow. Her desperate passion is shown in her vigor of climbing the watchtower, a showpiece for the artistry of the puppets.

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