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National Theatre (Small Theatre)
Masterpieces of Japanese Music I: The Asuka Period – the Heian Period

   The pieces of Hōgaku (traditional Japanese music), which flourished mainly in the Edo period, cover a wide range of eras. Masterpieces of Japanese Music, a series related to the “National Theatre Farewell Performances Upon the Reconstruction Project – Towards a New Adventure,” features pieces representing periods from ancient to modern times in three installments. Colorful historical aspects of the times drawn in early modern Hōgaku are shown through the performances by skilled artists who are prominent in their respective fields. This inaugural performance features pieces related to the times from the Asuka through the Heian periods. Please enjoy this variety of musical masterpieces filled with diverse ingenuity representing many years of Japanese history.

Performance Date
Sat., October 8, 2022

Performance Time
1:00 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
* End times are estimates and may vary.


Icchūbushi : Yōmei Tennō Michiyuki
Miyako Ryōchū
Miyako Icchū
and others


Jiuta,Sōkyoku : Shin Aoyagi 
Endō Chiaki
Fujimoto Akiko
Ashigaki Kōmei

The verses of Kiyomoto Nagauta: Kisen
Kiyomoto Nobuhatsuma
Kiyomoto Shiyō
Kineya Hideko
Kineya Sansumi
Tōsha Roei
and others


Nagauta: Funa Benkei
Kineya Naokichi
Kineya Yūsuke
Mochiduki Saburō
and others



*Audio guide: Not available.
*Subtitles: Available only in Japanese. Displayed on screen beside the stage.
*English synopsis is available. Please ask at the reception desk.


Tickets(Tax included)
Adults = 5,000yen  /  Students = 3,500yen 
Seating plan 

Booking Opens
August 18, 2022

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