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June 2022 Traditional Japanese Music

The History of Japanese Music Ⅴ - Percussion -

With a focus on traditional Japanese musical instruments, The History of Japanese Music introduces the impressive beauty of the music as well as the historical transition of the instruments. This series, which has so far featured the koto, biwa, shamisen, fue (flute) and shakuhachi, shines the spotlight on percussion this time. You are sure to enjoy these pieces that present the charms of the tsuzumi (hand drum) and taiko (drum), presented through the renditions of Gagaku, Nohgaku, Nagauta, creative drum works and contemporary music. This performance is the last program of the series. You don’t want to miss it!

Performance Date: June 18(Sat.)
Performance Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   *End time is an estimate and may vary.
Venue : National Theatre (Small Theatre)

Gagaku: Seigaiha
Manabe Naoyuki, Ōkubo Nagao, Anzai Shōgo, Bunno Hideaki, Ikebe Gorō, Tanaka Yasumasa

Nohgaku: Tenko
Sakaguchi Takanobu, Hayashi Sōichirō, Kawaguchi Kōhei, Takeichi Manabu, Iida Seiichi, Kamei Hirotada, Ōkawa Noriyoshi

Nagauta: Kuruijishi
Imafuji Chōichirō, Kineya Minosuke, Kineya Kitarō, Imafuji Chōtatsurō, Imafuji Masajūrō, Imafuji Tatsuichirō, Tōsha Suihō, Tōsha Roei, Tōsha Rokon, Mochizuki Tatsuyuki, Tōsha Enshū

Demonstration & Commentary:
Morishige Yukitoshi, Mochizuki Tazae

Creative Drums: Matsuribayashi Kumikyoku
Yoshii Shogo, Yamabe Taishi, Kamiya Shun'ichirō,Sano Kenshirō, Kenmoku Moe, Koike Masaya

Contemporary music: Kokaitoshi
New piece composed by Yamane Akiko (commissioned by National Theatre)
Mochizuki Hideyuki, Mochizuki Satatoshirō, Abe Mayu, Minoda Kōdai, Satō Sakurako, Sugawara Yūri, Arima Sumihisa

*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.
*There will be an intermission.

Tickets(Tax included)
Adults = 5,500 yen
Students = 3,900 yen
Seating Plan

Booking Opens
May 18, 2022

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